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Rangitoto Island

Address: Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
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$52*
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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland
93%
Ranked #5 of 85 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Volcanos, Outdoors
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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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I took the ferry here and just hiked to the top. Great view of Auckland. It's good for half day event. You don't need tour unless you have difficulty of hiking or walking. You can walk around the island but I didn't do it. It's nice to see Auckland from the summit. Check the ferry schedule before you go, they... More

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

fun island -- bring your own food/water. Hiking trail is pretty good. signage could be improved so you know for sure which trail you are on. Definitely worth hiking to top of hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

In from NZ but only just went over to Rangitoto Island this year. It's a really nice day out. Take the ferry over and walk up and around the volcano island. It's not a hard walk and there are also caves you can walk through. Great view from the top! Wander back down and get the ferry back to Auckland.

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beautiful hike to the summit! You must take a ferry, make sure to check the schedule, we spent about 2.5-3 hours on the island and it was plenty of time to walk up, stop at caves, take pictures, etc. You will definatly need walking/hiking shoes if you plan on walking. There is a train, but we didn't even check into... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

this was a great day trip and an awesome hike around the island to the summit. i would have loved to have camped out but you are not allowed.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Walking on a volcano ... that's not something that you can do every day. Take a ferry from Aucklands ferry terminal, situated virtually in downtown Auckland CBD. Wear comfortable shoes, and when you get there you can either walk the entire way or get ride part way on the tractor drawn trailer. The walk to the summit is steep but... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

i had a day here and i just wanted to unwind and see the natural beauty of the place. it is only accesed by ferry and i think the ferry was overpriced, but what can you do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Being on the island that is still lava made, guide on tractor is well worth doing, if you do the walk up make sure you have your asthma pump....it's steep, but great history!!!

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As part of the harbor cruise I stopped off here and it seems beautiful for the nature traveler though for me it was great to just visit for a few minutes.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the ferry takes you to the island and this is nice place to see when in auckland. i really like to see more and camp, but not allowed. it was an old volcano and is very rocky, so bring some nice shoe, no sandal please.

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