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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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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

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Non commercial Eco- centered island . BYO everything as there is no commerce here. Wear good walking shoes, sunscreen and be prepared to walk some even if on the tour trolley... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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warrenton ,va
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Non commercial Eco- centered island . BYO everything as there is no commerce here. Wear good walking shoes, sunscreen and be prepared to walk some even if on the tour trolley. Great for the Eco crowd.

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Indianapolis, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Had planned to take ferry to Tiritiri Matangi, but wind projections made them cancel the trip for the day. Instead we decided to go to Rangitoto, which must be more protected from the wind. It's all volcanic, and if you climb to the top, you can get some nice views of Auckland and the surrounding areas. There wasn't much wildlife... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Caught the ferry from Devonport over to Rangitoto around mid morning and decided to walk along the road to the beach which faces across the water to Takapuna. There are obvious signs of volcanic activity, and great views out to sea and over to Auckland. It was very warm as heat is reflected off the lava flows, and we decided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Catch the early ferry from Downtown Auckland. There are many walks on the island but the one to the top gives rewarding views over the harbour and Auckland City. Rangitoto Island is an iconic landmark for Auckland and can be seen from many points around the city. If you go over for a hike take food and drink with you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The views of Auckland are spectacular and well worth the climb to the top. What really made our trip to the island great was our terrific tour guide John. He was very knowledgable about the island and extremely generous with his time.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been to Rangitoto twice in 2 years, it is an awesome place to visit and spend half a day hiking and exploring.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is always an absolute pleasure to visit Rangitoto Island. When I was younger my daughter and I used to race each other up to the top but now we go at a brisk pace! Take your picnic and a bottle of Bubbles and enjoy the wonderful view of Auckland from the Summit. This is a great way to celebrate... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was a fun time! Track is well shown, easy to read maps and the ferry come at good times during the day. Good experience to be able to go there!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I good hike with a nice view from near the top of Rangitoto take water and good hiking shoes not Jadals, the scoria stone path is harsh on your feet. No shops its a lovely hike up

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Being from Auckland I don't go there frequently but have been plenty of times. The walks to the top are relatively easy-going and the view is well worth the walk up. Rangitoto is linked to Motutapu Island by a pedestrian bridge, so it is also possible to do a walk across to there (can't quite remember how long it takes... More 

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