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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  • This is a great day out. The island if Rangitoto is a volcano - largest but youngest in NZ. You can walk to the summit and you are rewarded with amazing views. You can also look into a crater just bef...  more »
  • How many people can say they walked up a volcano? Okay maybe a few-but this is a great walk. You will need walking shoes with good grip, but the paths are good. Not a lot in the way of facilities, so ...  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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