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Rangitoto Island

Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Rangitoto makes for a great day trip from AKL harbor, make sure you wear sturdy shoes, maybe not white ones either. Views from the top of the crater are spectacular - I wonder if they can put up hammocks and a small bar up there ;) this would make it perfect. Strolls on the shores along the few houses on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is an extinct volcano one of 58 volcanos in New Zealand. It is a national park and can be visited for extensive walks on the island.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Make a day (or half day) of a trip to Rangitoto Island and get to see the city from a different perspective. It's a great spot for a challenging but not difficult hike with beautiful views and facts to learn along the way. Keep in mind, it's volcanic rock, so good/closed walking shoes are a must - crocs or sandals... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited Rangitoto Island in August (winter) on a warm, sunny day. The volcanic scenery is great, and the views of Auckland are great from multiple locations around the island. The views from the crater and lookout points are fantastic, as would be expected. My favorite was the lava caves - not too extensive, but definitely authentic and very enjoyable.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great Walk up to the top and a great view of Auckland and if you like taking photos, there are some great photos, even if your not going to walk up, i have to say everyone has to do this if you live in Auckland or coming from anywhere in New Zealand over sea's

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Vienna, Austria
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love walking on Rangitoto. An easy hike for anyone, just make sure you pack your lunch. Great views of Auckland city too.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Rangitoto Island is a short ferry ride from Downtown Auckland (about 30 minutes one way). The ferry is operated by Fullers and an adult return ticket is NZD $29.00. We went on a Saturday and caught the 10.30am ferry so by 11.00am we were on the island. We wanted to walk to the summit, do the lava caves, as well... More

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Hong Kong, China
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The main ferry terminal was closed due to restructuring therefore currently there are only 2 schedules leaving Auckland (9:30 and 12:30) and returning the latest by 4:00pm so do plan ahead. Went on a bright day and it wasn't hard to walk around the island, do be careful of the loose rocks as I nearly sprain my ankle!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The walk is hard in the hot sun but worth it! The volcanic ground is unique! All in all very beautiful and the price is okay!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Rangitoto Island is a beauty worth exploring, but not for the faint-hearted. Yes, there is a special vehicle for old and disabled people that allows them to see most parts of this island; but the real beauty lies in the walking tracks, the volcanic rocks around, the sparse volcanic vegetation, the hidden shortcuts etc. My wife and I walked for... More

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