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“Iconic Auckland” 5 of 5 stars
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Rangitoto Island
Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland
Ranked #9 of 186 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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“Iconic Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Can you really say you have been to Auckland if you haven't climbed Rangitoto??! Great day out for all the family, kids will enjoy exploring

Visited January 2013
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“Unique Rangitoto Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just a half hour ferry ride from Downtown Auckland this is quite a unique place to vist. Climb to the top of the dormant volcano for spectacular views, visit the larva caves on the way dowm (bring a torch) Take a picnic lunch as no food outlets. You can spend the whole day there exploring. Good walking shoes essential and in peak summer it can be extemely hot on the island so ensure you take good sun protection and a hat essential

Visited October 2012
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“A new volcano!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Best to take the tractor train to the top and walk down though the more athletic can walk all the way up and down. Great plant and bird life. Volcanic rock makes for some hard tracks but there are many wooden walkpaths. Great exploring.

Visited February 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Rangitoto Island climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

An amazing place to visit. 6 -700 years old only Completely different from all the other islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Great view from the top. Island is symmetical as it a very recent volcano.

Visited February 2013
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“A young volcano near a major city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Good place to explore for a day - the walk to the top is not too taxing and the diversion to the lava tubes is well worth it. Catch the ferry or, for the adventurous, take a guided kayak trip to the island. Fascinating blend of history and nature.

Visited December 2012
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