Rangitoto Summit Track

2 hours

4.6 km


  • Lava tracks
  • Ferry ride
  • Swimming spots


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Travel to the dormant volcano island just a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Climb to the summit and experience panoramic views.

Dominating the Hauraki Gulf with its conical peak, Rangitoto Island is an Auckland icon. It is the youngest and largest of Auckland's volcanic cones.

This popular summit walk begins at Rangitoto Wharf and climbs through lava fields and the world's largest pohutukawa forest to the island’s peak at 259m above sea level. The walk is easily accessible, with regular 25-minute ferries leaving for Rangitoto Wharf from downtown Auckland daily. To find out more, visit the DOC website (Department of Conservation).


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