Rangitoto, Auckland’s youngest volcano - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Rangitoto Island.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Rangitoto in the Video tab.

The landscape of New Zealand’s largest city is dotted with 48 volcanoes. The oldest volcano last erupted some 150,000 years ago - the youngest, Rangitoto Island, is just 600 years old. A symmetrical volcanic cone, it has been colonised by red-flowering pōhutukawa forest.

Related web links:

Aerial view of Rangitoto
Gulf islands
Auckland volcanoes
Auckland volcanoes in 1865 and today
Eruptions in early history
Pōhutukawa

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number Spectrum 399).

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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