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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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Brilliant day trip!

I recommend everyone in the Auckland area with a free morning visit the island! It is a great way to see some beautiful scenery and get fit. The walk itself isn't too strenuous... read more

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

I recommend everyone in the Auckland area with a free morning visit the island! It is a great way to see some beautiful scenery and get fit. The walk itself isn't too strenuous and you can take it at your own pace without expectation - it is best to do this in the warmer months but earlier in the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bought the ferry tickets on the wharf minutes prior to the boat departure, however, the ferry departures are few and far between. (9am, 10:30am, 12:25pm) so check online and don't be late. The trip is 25 minutes to the island. We took the hike to the summit and it took an hour which is what was estimated. The first 40... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped here briefly on a cruise and will come back for a longer visit it is suitable for those who want to walk or those want to ride

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Thank Joy K
Kent, Ohio USA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting day trip from Auckland via a 45 minute boat ride on one of Fuller's ferries. Then a walk up the volcano for about an hour (depending on your fitness level). The view from the top of the city of Auckland makes the walk up worth it. We were only there for about 3 hours and... More 

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Thank DavidandJean69
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the ferry over from Auckland. It was really interesting to learn about this history of Rangitoto and see all of the bungalows on the island. It's a fun hike up to the top of the volcano and there are some really cool caves to walk through on the island. A really fun day. Make sure you bring lots... More 

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Thank Laura V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only recently done this after living in Auckland for quite some time. The view is amazing and totally worth the climb. Try and do it in Autumn or Spring as I can imagine in Summer it would be hard work and really hot! The ferry ride is gorgeous too. A great day out. Take everything you need as there are... More 

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the miserable weather the island was a very special day trip from Auckland. Quite a unique and beautiful location, great views both from the top and along the walk.

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Thank Nic B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rangitoto is pretty scenic, not breathtaking but very nice in a calm serene sort of way. Would definitely recommend taking the time to do some other tracks apart from just the summit. As well as the summit and lava caves I went to McKenzie bay and the lighthouse then took the track back along the shore, which was a beautiful... More 

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Thank B W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the perfect Sunday morning . Caught the ferry from Devon port to the island . walked up to the highest point . Great walk and even better views 360 degrees . Its the best view of Auckland . Take a torch for the caves and a good picnic lunch . well worth the trip

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

I went to Rangitoto for the day, the best thing to do is go to the top of the mountain, you can see all of Auckland and you can relax on the beaches.

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