Rangitoto Island, Auckland

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Auckland
Volcano Island
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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  • If you get up early in the morning and take the ferry, you can do must of the walk in half day, the price of the ferry is not so bad. If you go by boat then spend the day there. I heard that there is ...  more »
  • This little trip brings a welcome change to Auckland in only 30 minutes with the Fährdevon of Auckland. Be sure to run the complete tour of the island. Along the water is very nice and please sensible shoes, hiking boots are highly recommended. In the summer of swimsuit and towel. Are beautiful places to the cool down.
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  • I didn't have much time to climb as I left later in the day and the ferry was running a little late so I decided to run to the summit.It didn't take to long the time it recommends is 1hr 45 but I did ...  more »

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