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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  • Rangitoto is easily accessible from Auckland by a ferry. The beast is to take the earliest boat as it's the cheapest and you beat crowds and it can get hot later in the day during summer. Walk up the ...  more »
  • Went on windy Sunday afternoon; cost for ferry was $30NZD RT. Due to windy conditions, ferry docked at Islington Bay Wharf, which is a slightly longer hike to summit than Rangitoto Wharf. It is a grea...  more »
  • We visited Auckland and took the ferry out to Rangitoto Island. The Maori tribes called it Motytapu(Sacred Island). The ferry rides and tour take about 4 hours It is a an experience worth doing. The i...  more »