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View of Rangitoto Island. Photo: Ketzal Sterling.

View of Rangitoto Island

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

Before you visit, check for stowaways that may be harmful to wildlife on this island. View the biosecurity brochure on the Treasure islands website.

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. The island is a public reserve managed by the Department of Conservation and is famed world-wide as a botanical gem.

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

Alert/Important notice

 Wharf closure - July update

Rangitoto Wharf is currently closed. The new wharf will open on Friday 15 August 2014. During this time all Rangitoto Island Fullers ferry sailings will travel to/from Islington Bay Wharf. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Rangitoto Island is in the Hauraki Gulf.

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

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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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