Rangitoto Island is an island in the Hauraki Gulf, just off the North Island of New Zealand. It is 20-25 minutes by ferry from Auckland and is a popular destination for a halfday hike with a spectacular view.
Rangitoto was formed by a series of eruptions commencing at least 6000 years ago. The most recent eruptions occurred between 550 and 600 years ago
Fullers Passenger Ferries (phone (+64) 9 367 9111) run from downtown Auckland (Near Viaduct Harbour) to Rangitoto Island. During the weekdays, there are 3 outbound ferries (9:15am, 10:30am, 12:15pm) to Rangitoto Island as well as 3 ferries back to Auckland (12:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm). On the weekend there are 5 outbound ferries (7:30am, 9:15am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm) and 4 return ferries (12:45pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm) This is the only way on and off the island and there is no overnight stay so everyone must leave on one of the outbound ferries, however there is no outbound ferry that you are required to depart on.
Use the Rangitoto Trail Map to make sure you don't get lost.
A guided tour of the island via road that takes you to a 300m long boardwalk to the summit.
There is no place to get food or water on Rangitoto Island so make sure you pack what you need or buy something on the ferry.
For all ferry booking information visit Fullers Passenger Ferries website or call (phone (+64) 9 367 9111).