Located in the Auckland region
DOC completed a significant restoration programme on Rangitoto Island and its neighbour Motutapu Island. The islands are now a safe pest-free haven for precious native flora and fauna to survive and thrive.
The popular summit track climbs through the world's largest pohutukawa forest. The peak is 259 metres above sea level, so you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.
Rangitoto Island is in the Hauraki Gulf close to Auckland city.
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.
Find authorised transport operators to this island.
Rangitoto is also accessible to experienced kayakers. It takes approximately two hours to kayak to Rangitoto Wharf from the Auckland's North Shore.
Wasp presence increases over the warmer months. If you have an allergy to wasp stings make sure you have appropriate medications to deal with any reactions.
Take care not to miss your ferry. There is no overnight accommodation and alternative transport back to the mainland is expensive.
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