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Rangitoto Summit – Auckland city

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Rangitoto Island, Auckland

Auckland’s newest volcanic lava field offers visitors a chance to experience a volcanic landscape, within sight of the city, cafes and boats bustling on the harbour.

Discover an extraordinary opportunity to ascend the peak of a dormant volcano. And the best bit itโ€™s in the heart of Auckland’s harbour. Auckland’s newest volcanic lava field offers visitors a chance to experience a volcanic landscape, within sight of the city, cafes and boats bustling on the harbour.

  • Length: 2 hours return
  • Difficulty: Easy-medium
  • Location: Starts at Rangitoto Wharf, Auckland harbour
Rangitoto island volcanic area, Auckland, New Zealand
Rangitoto island volcanic area, Auckland

Enjoy panoramic views of Auckland City when you climb to the summit of the dormant volcano island of Rangitoto. Dominating the Hauraki Golf with its conical peak, Rangitoto is an Auckland icon. This popular summit walk begins at Rangitoto Wharf and climbs through lava fields and forest to the island’s peak at 259m above sea level.

For tips on recommended clothing and supplies check North Island ultimate day walks, what to wear, supplies and fitness required. Remember to check the local weather report before departing.

GETTING THERE

The walk is easily accessible, with regular 25-minute ferries departing from Auckland city viaduct wharf.

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