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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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Get out and about Best view in Auckland

Work off all that holiday eating Amazing walk to the top and absolutely stunning 360 views of Auckland and the harbour. Scenic ferry ride over as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Work off all that holiday eating Amazing walk to the top and absolutely stunning 360 views of Auckland and the harbour. Scenic ferry ride over as well

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rangitoto is the making of Auckland Harbour. Prior to its eruption there could have been surf on the eastern suburb beaches of Auckland (pre European). It is the largest pile of, recently deposited, volcanic rock in the South Pacific. All of the plant life struggles to survive growing down through these rocks, and they do it so successfully that after... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This island is unique, with its volcanic soil and unusual flora, especially the rare kidney ferns. Having its own micro-climate means normally higher temperatures than the mainland. The views of Auckland from the summit are wonderful and yet lacking unpleasant city noise. Lovely swimming in Summer.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have done Rangitoto several times over the last two decades and not getting sick of it. Just enjoying the walk to the summit and the stunning views to Auckland city.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took 5 minute 20 ferry from Auckland wharf to Rangitoto Island, then hired a guide to take us around the island. Since it wasn't crowded, we had the guide to ourselves. He was very knowledgeable about the island's geology, flora and fauna. The view from the top was just splendid - looking out over the Bay's 70-some islands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ferry over to the island with a Fullers guided tour. Rainy day, but we still all really enjoyed ourselves. Excellent guide, great volcanic scenery, and fab views from the top of the volcano. Inspiring how they are regenerating the flora and fauna. Highly recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Catch a ferry to the island to enjoy many walking options. Some easy going other are over rocky ground but manageable with sturdy shoes and reasonable fitness. The view form the top is spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a great time when I took a tour to Rangitoto - I would definitely recommend this! I paid for a tour with Fullers - it cost me $65 NZD (this was an adult ticket - child and family options are available), and included the ferry ticket to and from the island and a guided tour on a bus/trailer.... More 

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

A fascinating view effects of volcanic lava. Nice place to beginner hiking. About 1hour 30minute walk from port to the top Rangitoto Hill. There are several routes available. Interesting activities with children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For enthusiastic hikers, this is the island to visit! Amazing views on the summit hike and a beautiful, quiet trek on the coastal path made for a great day! Lots of walking, but you don't have to be an athlete by any means.

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