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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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Love that it is so close to Auckland 25mins on the ferry. I took the Volcanic Tour Tractor ($69 that includes the ferry which is $29 on its own) which was a great way too see most of the island in a small amount of time. Next time it would be great to just walk around the base and explore... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Climbing a volcano - it's as fun as it sounds! Incredible views, it was very hot but we took lots of water and drinks. Had a wonderful day, very satisfying to reach the summit and enjoy the scenery. Definitely a must if in North Island!

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Loppem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went on a beautiful springday to Rangitoto. The climb was not too difficult. We stayed on the top for a while and enjoyed the weather and view during lunchtime. It is very busy in the beginning, as there are only 3 ferry's a day. But it was awesome! Must do!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Take a boat over the Rangitoto Island and hike. It is an easy hike with gorgeous views and amazing view of the dormant volcano. Great wildlife, views, historical remnants. There is also a trailer ride to assist those who prefer not to walk as far.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Are you tired? tight on Budget? Need some quiet time alone, come to Rangitoto. It's wonderful place to enjoy being alone. Remember to grab a large sub and bottle of water because there are no shops or accommodations on the island.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great hike. We took the ferry that added 35 min to the walk up. The hike took us about an hour to the top without breaks. It's a slow incline for the half and then stairs up to the peak. Once you get to the top it's a remarkable view and very rewarding. This is a must see if... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This included a boat trip to the island which was fun. On Rangitoto we were taken around on a tractor and trailer. The driver gave us a running commentary along the way. He talked extensively about the flora and fauna. We walked up the 300 plus steps to the peak of the island which had fantastic views over the harbour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Rangitoto is another favourite place to take friends. It's a quick, relatively cheap trip across, then your ready for a great day on the island. It's a decent hike up so if your after some fitness it's perfect, otherwise take your time and it's not too difficult. The views and scenery are amazing! I highly recommend visiting!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take ferry from Auckland Downtown to experience this island born from series of volcanic explosions around 600 years ago which makes the youngest island in the Hauraki Gulf. Today there is no permanent population. you need at least half day to explore the island. You can either explore the island on your own or with guided tour on four wheel... More

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just a short ferry ride across Auckland's Harbour is Rangitoto, Auckland's iconic landmark. Last erupted 600 years ago so quite peaceful now. Enloy a walk up to the peak for some of the finest beautiful views of Auckland.

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