Rangitoto Island, Auckland

4.7
#4 of 12 in Nature in Auckland
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rangitoto Island and many more Auckland attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Auckland trip planner.
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  • A quick ferry ride from downtown Auckland Rangitoto Island offers excellent views of the city and interesting lava rocks/caves to see (and the ferry ride is very nice as well. You can hike to the summ...  more »
  • Came here the other day for the first time with friends. Beautiful views and track. Took about 2 hours to make it to the summit. Make sure you check out the lava caves, good fun for the kids.  more »
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  • The island is a perfect scenic trekking spot, although the boat timings kind of worry you as you wouldn't want to get stranded there. Lots of fun treks, and hiring a Bach can make the experience much more great as you can trek all the way to the beautiful bays in the island. Would not recommend for someone with poor fitness as the treks are moderate to high difficulty levels. Otherwise a perfect getaway!!
  • Great place for adventure. Use suitable footwear and take plenty of water with you!
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