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Rangitoto Island

Address: Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland
94%
Ranked #6 of 101 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers...
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Type: Islands, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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.
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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

i thought the ferry was pretty expensive to get over there, considering its a short trip but hey, the scenes and views were worth it. I wouldn't on a really hot day as its a steep climb. Make sure you take anything you want to eat or drink there, there's nothing on the island!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The ferry trip was enjoyable giving good views of the Auckland skyline. We went to the little museum in the bach and were welcomed and got interesting information from the lady volunteer. We walked around some of the island and through some of the bush while others made the trek to the summit. It was all very interesting and we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Rangitoto is a volcano. I walked on it. Lots, bring water. To get to it, you get on a boat. on a sunny day its beautiful. The walk to the summit is a long road. but enjoyable if you are with a group of friends. I wouldnt recommend this if you have a baby. You can but it's a little... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Climbed up Mt Rangitoto on a beautiful sunny day! Even though it was strenuous at times, the view at the top was worth every step I took. Great day outing. One of the best experiences you can have in Auckland. Need to be reasonably fit and active but great day out. Interesting and fun. And as per other posts, make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the islands near Auckland, it is only accessible by ferry, so you'll have to pay a fee for that. I'd recommend skipping the Harbour Cruise (waste of time and money) for the direct ferry to Rangitoto Island (also cheaper). Bear in mind, the 3 main islands near Auckland are all very small with little to no residents, so... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Climbed up Mt Rangitoto on a beautiful sunny day! Even though it was strenuous at times, the view at the top was worth every step I took. Great day outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Was solo for a day so took the ferry to the island, and hiked around. Pretty easy hike and taking the 10:30 ferry gave me (coming back at 3:30) more than enough time to explore the island. Views from the top are great (though it was cloudy).

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved the adventure over on the ferry and being able to explore the walking tracks and wildlife around the island in your own time. Take a picnic and enjoy the amazing views from the summit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

So strange to see lush trees and bushes growing amongst the black volcanic deposits. Great views around the island and even better views of Auckland and surrounding islands and gulf from the top. If you go, take water (of course!) and wear stout closed shoes! We wore walking sandals which allowed the volcanic dust and grit to get under oiur... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the best experiences you can have in Auckland. Need to be reasonably fit and active but great day out. Interesting and fun. And as per other posts, make sure you take your own water.

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