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Rangitoto Island

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Rangitoto Island

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Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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The hop-on hop-off tour aboard the Waiheke Island Explorer lets you explore the beauty of Waiheke at your own pace, with departures every half-hour (summer) or hour (winter). Step into the double-decker bus from Matiatia when your ferry arrives from Auckland, and explore any of 16 stops on the route. A host on board offers recommendations, from vineyards, eateries, and galleries to beaches and bush walks.
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AnnaNZPorirua wrote a review Jan. 2021
Porirua, New Zealand115 contributions57 helpful votes
It's been on my list of things to do in Auckland for a while. Finally took the ferry to Rangitoto. Very few people went the same day as us, so we basically had our pick of seats. Don't forget at present you need to wear a mask on the ferry. Lots of cool information boards on the way up to the summit. We walked to the lava caves on our way up.... very cool but do take a torch (especially if you have kids - give them the torch). The last 15 mins up to the crater is a bit of a slog but the view at the top is magic and we had it all to ourselves! But slippery on the volcanic rocks coming back down so make sure you wear appropriate shoes. A must do in NZ
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Barb L wrote a review Jan. 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand424 contributions96 helpful votes
The island has lots of tracks for exploring the main one being up to the summit and yes it is a steady climb up! The view once there is outstanding. We took a detour to the lava caves and you certainly need a torch. There are no services on the island so you do need to take your food and water with you and your rubbish away. There is also an abundance of wasps but they mostly leave you alone.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Naina-Damani wrote a review Nov. 2020
London, United Kingdom1,042 contributions235 helpful votes
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic Island in the Hauraki Gulf. It is Auckland's most iconic Island with it's distinctive symmetrical cones and great location.
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Date of experience: February 2020
The Ninja Nomads wrote a review Sep. 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom34 contributions10 helpful votes
What better way to spend a sunny day than trekking all around a volcano. The ferry ride there was super peaceful and when you arrive, there are a number of different walks of different lengths so you can spend anywhere from 2 hours to all day there depending on how long you have to enjoy your surroundings . If you have limited time, definitely walk to the peak where the main lookout is and make sure you take food and water with you . My favourite part was exploring the lava caves .
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jack wrote a review Jun. 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
If you plan on walking up to the summit, you'll need a good level of fitness. Once you get to the top, the views are stunning; and all your effort pays off. Make sure you pay attention to the map - as I didn't - and ended up on the wrong side of the island for the ferry. It's a VERY long walk back. On the bright side, I found a nice beach to eat my lunch.
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Date of experience: June 2020