Rangitoto Island is in the Hauraki Gulf close to Auckland city.
The waharoa weclomes visitors to Rangitoto Island
There are two wharves – Rangitoto Wharf, serviced by public ferries; and Islington Bay Wharf, a popular anchorage for private boats. Private boats may use the wharves for loading and unloading passengers only.
You can take a public passenger ferry or charter. If you are chartering a commercial vessel to the island, check the operator has a Pest-Free Warrant.
Find boat services to Rangitoto Island.
Rangitoto is also accessible to experienced kayakers. It takes approximately two hours to kayak to Rangitoto Wharf from the Auckland's North Shore.
Know before you go
- Bring your own food and water. There are no shops on the island.
- Wear sturdy walking shoes that can cope with the rugged lava surfaces.
- Wear sunscreen and a hat. The heat reflecting off the ground can be intense.
Take care not to miss your ferry. There is no overnight accommodation and alternative transport back to the mainland is expensive.
View of Rangitoto from Cheltenham
Image: Andrew Wilkinson