Rangitoto Island, Auckland

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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. Make Rangitoto Island a part of your Auckland vacation plans using our Auckland trip itinerary builder.
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  • I really enjoyed my quick trip to Rangitoto Island. I didn't have much time so squeezed it in as I had always wanted to visit. Easy 25min ferry ride from Auckland city, its $30 nzd return from pier 4....  more »
  • A nice destination for vacation in Auckland. The island is easily reached by boat from the port. A volcanic island, wild and untouched, maintained by compliance and good corporate citizenship by those who explore. Beautiful walk to the Summit of the volcano, and charming panorama
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  • We spent 5 hours walking around the Island on a beatiful summers day and Auckland looked spectacular. The walk is relatively easy. It's about an hour direct to the summit from where you will see great...  more »