Rangitoto Island, Auckland Central

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The youngest island in the Auckland volcanic field at just 700 years old, Rangitoto Island makes a prime spot for an island hike. The moderately challenging trek up the 260 m (850 ft) volcano rewards you with fantastic views of the blue water, Aukland, and other islands nearby. The plant life on the island is impressive: over 200 species of trees, plants, and flowers call the island home, including several varieties of orchids and ferns. Its special geography as a young volcanic island means that you get to see many stages of its development, including raw lava fields and scrub. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rangitoto Island and many more Auckland Central attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Auckland Central trip planner.
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  • Fun 2 hour loop hike to the summit of Rangitoto (300m). The views are beautiful on a sunny day. It costs $30 for the ferry per person. They are particular about preserving biodiversity of the island, ...  more »
  • The way up was sweaty and hot but totally worth it. The view from up there was amazing and the lava fields on the way were pretty. We did not take the guided tour since it was full but I think the hik...  more »
  • I first took the summit track. At the summit, the view to the Hauraki Gulf is spectacular. I went down following the Summit Road heading to Islington Bay. On this way, you get to see different views o...  more »
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  • Must see in Auckland, pretty young 600 y.o. volcano with amazing view from summit. You can find there caves, nature also Kiwi birds. The track is easy to walk.
  • Easy to access by ferry or kayak. Walks are well signposted. Leave early and you can reach Motutapu island too. Take the bridge near Islington harbor.
  • Good walk to top, great views when reached. It is such a great island to visit when in the Auckland region.
  • Amazing views and easy trail. A must go place for tourists.
  • Because this is a cold island and it has a lot of rubbish around.

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