Auckland Rangitoto island

Rangitoto island is the most distinctive island in the Auckland’s city skyline. Sightseers and vacationers prefer this island as a holiday destination, which is only a short distance ferry ride across the harbour from downtown Auckland. 

Originated from a series of volcanic emissions around 600 years ago, Rangitoto is now the youngest island. Rangitoto is the leading island among 50 volcanic islands of Auckland across the Hauraki Gulf. It is a remarkable island, which appears to be 5.5 km wide and 260 m high symmetrical shield volcano cone.

The volcanoes are now extinct in Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto now owns 2311 hectares lively area. Dominating the sea space, Rangitoto is the territory of beautiful birds and lush greenery. Visitors take a hike to the Rangitoto island and reach to the summit to watch a breathtaking view of Waitemata Harbour and Auckland from the top. Visitors explores the lava cave while returning to the Auckland city. They enjoy the ferry ride and enchanting sea view in this Rangitoto the ferry trip. Visitors who are reluctant to hike, can take a 4WD road train and 15 minutes’ walk to reach to the summit.