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Rangitoto Island

Sail from Auckland City, Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Type: Islands, Volcanos
Owner description: This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers bird-watching, swimming, fishing, walking trails, colorful flora and spectacular views... more » Owner description: This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers bird-watching, swimming, fishing, walking trails, colorful flora and spectacular views from the summit of its cone-shaped mountain. « less
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Canberra
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Rangitoto is a perfect place to get away from Auckland. It is very close and you can catch a ferry from the wharf (you can buy the ticket in advance or on the day). The weather was sunny and I suggest you take enough water, lunch, suncream and a hat if you going to do the walk. The walk was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Its presence dominates the eastern Auckland horizon, a volcanic island in the Kauraki Gulf, close to the largest city. After a short ferry trip, maybe even seeing some dolphins on the way, you can walk the circular tracks that lead to the summit, passing majestic pohutukawa, maybe spotting some rarer native birdlife. The views from the summit, back across the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I saw Rangitoto every day going to work for 28 years promising myself I would go there yes we climbed it no other way to get up it after the ferry ride to it scoria under foot it was a bit hard going but worth it when you got to the top you have to take your own food &... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a unique attraction. Rangitoto Island is a must do when you visit Auckland. It's not often you get to go to a volcano as young as this one. The island has little vegetation on it and is largely lava. Even if you can't walk to the top (1.5 hours and worth it) there is transport to take you... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We got the boat over to Rangitoto, It was the harbour cruise so got a good guided tour and time to get off at Rangitoto and have a quick explore, I had been to Rangitoto before and walked up it, so if you want more time to do that I suggest booking a different trip to just the harbour tour.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After going up 3 hundred and some steps you realize how worth it is....the view from the top is beautiful. This volcanic island is beautiful.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We love it ! Great escape with fantastic views. The uphill walk can be a bit challenging, but it's worth it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I really enjoyed climbing with friends. We can see great view of nature. But plz do not wear sandle instead of climb shoes. Otherwise you will spend horrible day.

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Canberra, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
82 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Rangitoto Island offers something for just about everyone. You can walk up to the summit, which from the main wharf takes about an hour. From there the views of Auckland and the harbour are fantastic. There are various other walks too, or if you'd prefer to be taken around you can take the Volcanic Explorer road train tour which is... More

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Hartmannsdorf, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Hiking up a vulcano? Awesome! You walk along ooooold lava (which looks like a recently ploughed field) and you get to see the crater - massive! We did a kayaking trip to Rangito, and saw the sunset from the summit... so cool! Rangitoto, by the way, is Maori and means lava. Rangi is sky/ heaven, and Toto is blood. So... More

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