View of Auckland from the Rangitoto Summit Track
Image: Jaime Apolonio | Creative Commons



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


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.


Auckland information
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
About:   Kauaeranga Visitor Centre provides visitor information for this area
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