Across a natural causeway is Motutapu Island. Motutapu is ancient, 178 million years old Motutapu is one of the oldest land masses in the Hauraki Gulf. The island has lived an exciting life – it was intensively settled by Maori, it hosted massive Victorian picnic parties, and was a base during WWll. It is well known for its endangered native bird population, the native bird the beautiful tieke. Allow several hours to explore Motutapu Island.
Read more about Rangitoto Island from walking trail details, getting there on Fullers Ferry and useful information about what to carry while visiting the island.
Yes you can stay in two beautifully restored 1950’s baches. Check Rangitoto Island for details.
Access is by FULLERS FERRY service, Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal.
Year round with Auckland’s sub-tropical climate (winter months carry waterproof layers).
Allow up to five hours for the summit climb and exploration around the bays. It is recommended you depart Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal early morning to enjoy a day on Hauraki Gulf island. Combined with Auckland outdoors, conservation stories, travel destinations in Auckland are a year round treat. For more information about Rangitoto check out Rangitoto Island: Places to go in Auckland.
There are no shops on Rangitoto Island and no drinking water. Also there are no public rubbish bins on Rangitoto or Motutapu. You must take all your rubbish with you when you leave.
Yes, you can at the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp. Spend the night or two on Motutapu Island. Main Camp, Lodge and Cottage offers a chance to stay longer.
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