Rangitoto Island, Auckland

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Volcano
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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  • We had a great day exploring the island. We got the 10:30 ferry and came back on the 14:30. We had gone to buy tickets the day before for the ferry and we were told we didn't need to and could buy on ...  more »
  • We had a great day. Enjoyed the informative tour, walking to the lookout and seeing the lava field. A tip is don't sit directly behind the tractor because it's a bit dusty on a hot day.  more »
  • Rangitoto is a remote volcanic island. The walk up to the summit takes an hour, although the last 300m is very steep and lots of steps. The view at the summit is breathtaking. The lava caves are not t...  more »