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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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Go there! Best brain break you can have in Auckland. :)

Just amazing. Ferry across to Devonport - and then to Rangitoto. Hiking around. Routes for all levels of fitness, and some very long ones too. Definitely go here if you want to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Tromso, Norway

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just amazing. Ferry across to Devonport - and then to Rangitoto. Hiking around. Routes for all levels of fitness, and some very long ones too. Definitely go here if you want to do a cool hike near Auckland. Great pictures can be taken on the summit of Rangitoto Island. :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When you are in Auckland, in my opinion - to visit Rangitoto island is a must. The trip up is a little bit demanding, a steep climb. You need good shoes. You walk through fields of dry lava and the view from the top is beautiful, 360 degrees.

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are living in the city and just wanna go out to have some time away, go for walk and see some untouched nature or relax at the beach this is the place for it. Nice view over auckland as well.

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

An amazing way to spend the day outdoors with your family. A great walk with stunning views at the end. A great reminder of how beautiful NZ is.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out and well worth the visit the scenery was beautiful. We opted to take a tour that allowed us to catch the small tran up the majority of the mountain which was a great option as it meant that we were able to see so much more f the island than we wouldn't have seen if we opted... More 

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a fantastic exposure to raw geology in the recent making. We took the tractor/trailer route and were very impressed by the driver's commentary.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great views from the top, nice walk. We went in a bit of bad weather which was a shame, definitely recommend going on a clear day. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water, great place to have lunch is on the top as there are seats and a great view. Worth the trip!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The ferry ride was smooth and on time. The trails had options for longer hikes and a variety of geothermal sites, along with some informative boards at various spots to explain the flora and geological sites. It rained a bit, and we were rewarded with a rainbow at the summit!

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tour guide was boring, but then, the most exciting things are who used to live in which house. The fact that some solider was stationed there during WWII was a highlight! Some stuff about local geology - completely ordinary.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely to see the largest pohutukawa forest in NZ and the red crimson flowers contrasting against the black volcanic rocks. It is great that they have left the quaint holiday cottages there and opportune if one of them has a volunteer lady to make you tea. The reason I have given this a poor rating is because facilities are lacking... More 

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