Rangitoto Island, Auckland
(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Rangitoto Island a part of your Auckland vacation plans using our Auckland trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is a short trip by ferry. It is lovely to be out on the harbour. History of the island was interesting as was other info about Auckland and the harbour. 
  • Did the long walk going round the edge of the island. Very flat and not terribly interesting but we wanted the longer walk. Great views from the top. Caves you can explore, a torch is helpful but the ...  more »
  • A wonderful day trip. This island made of lava is a must see. It's interesting how the lava stays the same after all this time, yet you can see that things are starting to grow on top of the lava. Bri...  more »