D'Urville, remains one of New Zealand’s most intriguing and remote corners, with a rich history, remarkable conservation efforts, stunning scenery and brilliant local characters.
The Island was New Zealand's best known site for the production of argillite tools, thanks to the mineral belt running through its middle.
Rangitoto Ki Te Tonga has a number of smaller off shore islands, some of which are under conservation protection for their unique wildlife such as Kuru Pongi (Trio Islands) with its endemic king shag.
A large proportion of the island is native forest, under the protection of the Department of Conservation, with the balance in striking steep farmland.
Its the people who live here that makes the island special.