One of Auckland’s iconic landmarks, Rangitoto Island is an amazing day out. We took a kayak trip to Rangitoto with Auckland Sea kayaks from the mainland beach to the island, had dinner on the island, hiked up the volcano, watched the sunset from the peak, hiked back down and kayaked back to Auckland with an amazing view of the skyline from on the water. Rangitoto Island is an island in the Hauraki Gulf, just off the North Island of New Zealand. The Riverhead Ferry holds a "Pest-Free Warrant" so we can visit the islands in the Hauraki Gulf, which means we have a biosecurity system. Rangitoto is always visible from the mainland and its iconic shape represents Auckland in the minds of locals and visitors alike. Rangitoto Island. An additional longer route worth considering is taking the Ferry to the Island next to Rangitoto called Motutapu Island getting off at Home Bay and walking across farmland mostly to the causeway that joins Rangitoto, visiting nearby Islington Bay, swimming at the white sand beach, then continuing up to the summit of Rangitoto. Arrive by ferry or private boat and explore, The 360-degree views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf from the summit are spectacular. We hope you enjoy your Rangitoto Island Track and Summit Walk when visiting Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. If you don’t have your own boat, there is only one way to get to Rangitoto: by ferry. During WWII Rangitoto was a prohibited area and the summit was used as a base for harbour …

Or call Fullers360 on +64 9 367 9111 Only 15 minutes from Auckland's CBD by ferry, Rangitoto is a great place to go to for a day trip. It is 20-25 minutes by ferry from Auckland and is a popular destination for a … Ferries run from Auckland Downtown ferry terminal and Devonport to Rangitoto Wharf daily. Fullers departs from Auckland City several times per day. Bach 38 Museum at Rangitoto Wharf will be opened by appointment at [email protected] The main thing you will notice when you arrive on Rangitoto Island is the amazing amount of lava and scoria everywhere. Rangitoto Island was declared pest-free in 2011 after a four-year eradication programme. It only roughly takes 30-40 minutes to walk from the wharf to the top of the volcano. A mere eight kilometres northeast of the city, it has a causeway which connects it to the smaller Motutapu Island. The crossing from Auckland downtown takes approximately 30 minutes. This is because the island is a ‘shield volcano’ which means it is made entirely from liquid lava which has cooled down and then hardened. Take the trip with Fullers360 the public passenger ferry service. How to get to Rangitoto and Motutuapu. Check the Fullers360 ferry timetable to Rangitoto Island. Opening hours are from the first Fullers ferry on the day to the last ferry of the day.