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Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Categories: Volcanos, Islands, Nature & Parks
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 an absolute must for families and anyone who wants to have a day on the harbour and then with a great view from the top of the volcano! Pack a picnic and sturdy walking shoes or boots. Remembe... read more »
Best view of Auckland from a stunning volcano! Landscapes and a beautiful hike are just around the corner with a 15min ferry from Auckland CBD. Best part is exploring lava caves at the top of the volc... read more »
I have lived in Auckland my whole life and I highly recommend catching the ferry over to Rangitoto and walking to the top if you are in Auckland. It's easy to access from the city and different from o... read more »
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