Auckland region

View of Rangitoto Island. Photo: Ketzal Sterling.

View of Rangitoto Island

Map showing Auckland region.

Rangitoto Island is pest-free - help keep it this way.

Check for stowaways before you visit.

Rangitoto is the largest, youngest and one of the least modified of about 50 volcanic cones and craters in the Auckland volcanic field. It erupted from the sea in a series of dramatic explosions around 600 years ago, and is now extinct. It dominates the local seascape and a visit there is like stepping into another world. It is famed world-wide as a botanical gem.

The Department of Conservation's future management of the island as a public reserve will be guided by a Conservation Management Plan (the Tāmaki Makaurau motu plan) that will be jointly approved by Ngā Mana Whenua and the Auckland Conservation Board.

View Auckland's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and islands brochure (PDF, 13,180K).


Rangitoto Island is in the Hauraki Gulf.



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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
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