Rangitoto Island sits majestically just off the Auckland coast, a short 25 minute cruise from downtown Auckland. Visible from Mission Bay to Cheltenham Beach, this 600 year old volcano boasts a unique landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. Walk to the top for spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf islands, or hop on board our Volcanic Explorer road train tour for a guided island experience.
We went on the 4wd road train and then walked 300 steps to the summit. It was a most enjoyable day.
It ended up being a long day as on the return ferry trip two ladies "forgot" to disembark at Devonport and went on to Auckland City. We had to wait for them before we set off back home.
The road train
There are some baches (holiday homes) still on the island.
Views from the summit
Views across to the city