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Rangitoto Island

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Address: Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-367-9111
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This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers...

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.

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This is a must for all to see ....preferably between April/October can get very very hot with the volcanic rock but in saying that dont miss the chance to see this wonder. this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must for all to see ....preferably between April/October can get very very hot with the volcanic rock but in saying that dont miss the chance to see this wonder. this is maybe my fourth visit but it is something I want my Grandchildren to see and they had fun ....plenty of energy was used up....See the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG what a blissful place .so calm serene with awesome views was completely breathtaking. One of the most nice place I had visited in my life

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Thank Davebeck1986
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a beautiful view of Auckland and surrounds - it is simlpy breathtaking and any photographs do not do it justice. The hike up was lovely, tiring and would be best suited to be done early morning or late afternoon.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a great day hiking the volcano and island. There's a lovely beach to cool down on. Take food/drink with you as super hot but, a beautiful day out and so close to auckland

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Thank jmm73
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very unique opportunity to be able to walk to the top of a young volcano that has been populated by native bush. The smells of evaporating water off volcanic rock mixed with native bush is special to this island - a nice earthy smell. The changing nature of the volcanis rock paths & the vegetation differences from the fore... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The ferry ride was relaxing and the price of a round trip from Rangitoto to Waiheke back to Auckland ($45) was reasonable. Very friendly staff. Beautiful views of Auckland and surrounds from the island. Moderately easy walk to the top. Some steep bits. Well maintained DOC trails. A riding tour is available. Rough surface on the way to the lava... More 

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Marina di Caulonia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible by ferry from Auckland harbour, Rangitoto island was around 25 mins by boat. The walk to the volcano summit took around 45 mins and the views from the top were fantastic. Nice to have a nature reserve so close to the city centre. Enjoyed both the walk and the boat trip to and from.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rangitoto is an interesting island worth a walk around to see the volcanic rock and how the plants are taking hold there. However, we made the mistake of going at lunchtime and the summer midday sun made the short hike a real trek! Definitely take the early ferry if you can. The early bird ferry at weekends is $10 cheaper... More 

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Rangitoto Island a few times now, as well as Motutapu (the older island behind Rangitoto). Love coming out here and it was a pleasure to be back again today. Taking the ferry is easy and I think it's worth the $30 for the return trip. There are loads of tracks to choose from on the volcano. Note... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The islands off Auckland offer fantastic beaches and wonderful swimming and walking. It is a great day out.

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