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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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Description: 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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Lovely Walk

A great walk with a good view from the top. Well set out walking paths, with steps and boardwalks near the summit. It's about an hours walk up so my boyfriend and I took lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great walk with a good view from the top. Well set out walking paths, with steps and boardwalks near the summit. It's about an hours walk up so my boyfriend and I took lunch with us and ate it at the summit before walking back down and stopping off at the lava caves (a must do! Bring a torch,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It's literally an island with nothing at all, only a few walking trails however the scenery is absolutely stunning and you get a really nice view of the city. The boat ride there is also really nice :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love everything about Rangitoto. It dominates Auckland and is the symbol of the city. It is visible from just about everywhere. Fullers run services to and from the island every day and there are a number of options in terms of exploring the island. There is the Volcanic Explorer tour which costs about $60 per adult and this takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a great day exploring the island. We booked through fuller tours, boat dropped us over around 12pm and we stayed for the afternoon and dropped back that evening! Well worth a trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great visit if you are looking for something diferent yet quick. It's definately not a place to spend the day, but the view from the volcano lookout is totaly worth it! And you also get to see and walk through the lava caves, which is also really nice!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Some canoed across some of us took the ferry from Auckland. 'Beautiful easy walk and an amazing view from the look out back to Auckland city. Pick a day when its not too hot, take lunch and drinks, as there is nothing on the island. The group that came across by canoe had two guides who told us a little... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This island is a relatively young volcanic island, which means it has vegetation and wildlife reflective of early successional stages. So not as much variety of plants and animals (saw a few different species of birds including tuis, fantails, and some kind of small green parrot). But the summit is beautiful. I did the coastal route and crossed over to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Loved the island! Beautiful view of the whole city. 360 degree view. Loved the train ride! Great beginning to a great few days!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Try to get the clearest day possible for this outing to really enjoy it. I went with two children, ages 8 and 9, and we took the ferry from downtown Auckland to Rangitoto Island. The 10:30am ferry is combined with the harbour cruise, so you get some additional information and time as you make your way over (however, the harbour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice view of the city when you take the ferry to the island. The island has just a house that you can go and see with a museum. So it's a good boat trip ride. If lucky you can even see seals like we did.

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Address: Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-367-9111
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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