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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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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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Spent a hafl-day here

Decided on the tour the morning I went, the tour offered either a full walk or 4wd tractor/trailer tour for an additional fee of $30, well worth the costs if you have a bit of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mike C
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided on the tour the morning I went, the tour offered either a full walk or 4wd tractor/trailer tour for an additional fee of $30, well worth the costs if you have a bit of a mobility problem like me, even with the 4wd, there are still about 300 steps or so to the summit of the volcanoe, but well... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The island is just a short (~30 mins) ferry ride away from Auckland. The island was recently (~600 years?) formed by a volcano, so it's interesting to see how trees and plants are taking over the volcanic rocks. The summit trail is fairly moderate. It's not seep, but it's not paved and the volcanic rock gets rough, so wear some... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rangitoto is accessible by ferry from Auckland. The climb takes about one hour and is strenuous. The view of the crater and surrounding environs is well worth it. Take water and don't miss the ferry back to the mainland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is worth the horrid coffee on the boat across from downtown Auckland. It is worth the pain of that last 20 minutes walk to the summit. You are then surrounded by the awesome beauty of Auckland. On a beautiful summers day, This is the bomb. uninterrupted views of almost the entire Hauraki Gulf.

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Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After living in NZ nearly 10 years we decided it was about time that we explored Rangitoto. Due to just having a morning to spare we opted to take the Rangitoto Explorer trip which was a great decision. Our guide was very friendly and informative. I was unaware of the history of Baches on the island and was surprised when... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk to the summit. But make sure it's not in the hot summer sun or you will cook. The views are outstanding. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walks to get to the top for amazing views. Lots of information and history of the Volcano. Take your own lunch and plenty of water as there is no where to buy anything.

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Thank DanSouthy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the main hike up to the summit. It starts off quite gradually and gets steep towards the end. You definitely need walking shoes, not heels! Great views from the top looking back over the city. Back down by the wharf you can walk around the waterfront and check out the baches while you wait for your ferry.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quick 25 minute ferry ride from Devonport or catch ferry from downtown Auckland. From the wharf you can do several walks around the base or up to rangitoto summit. Summit walk is on well formed paths but last section requires reasonable level of fitness as it gets steeper towards the top. We saw one family trying to push a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chance to walk around this volcano is worth it. There is even a tram which you can take up the top and walk back down. Great signage for people to understand more.

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