Rangitoto Island summit
Image: Fraser Clements | ©


An easy climb through pōhutukawa forest and lava fields gives way to panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf from the summit of this volcanic island. This is one of our best shorts.


  • Well-formed paths through lava fields
  • World's largest pōhutukawa forest



  • Fitness required: Moderate fitness
  • Gradient: Gradual incline

7 km

Walking and tramping

2 hr return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs


Check you are pest-free

Check, clean, and seal your gear to ensure you don't bring pests, soil, and seeds.

See island biosecurity requirements.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone: +64 9 379 6476
Email: aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
The visitor centre is closed but you can still contact staff by email and phone.
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