Rangitoto Walks

There are a number of Rangitoto Walks to enjoy, begining at either Rangitoto, Islington Bay or Yankee wharf

Before you go, please remember the following:

Drinking Water

Bring water with you as there are no shops on the island

Walking Shoes

Rangitoto walks while not overly difficult does cover rough volcanic surfaces. It is advised to bring sturdy footwear, suncream and a hat during the summer season


Rangitoto Island is home to a number of native species, please leave your dogs or pets at home

Summit Track

Time: 1 hr one way from Rangitoto Wharf
Distance: 3.1 k
Difficulty: Moderate
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The Summit Track is the most popular of the Rangitoto Walks, beginning at Rangitoto Wharf, winding through the lava fields and native forest up to the summit peak. The views at the top are outstanding, offering panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. While at the top why not walk around the crater or stop for a picnic lunch?

Lava Caves Track

Time: 15 min one way from Summit Track
Distance: 700m
Difficulty: Easy
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The Lava Caves track is a family favorite and is accessible around 45 min along the Summit Track from Rangitoto Wharf. The short, well signposted diversion leads you to the Rangitoto lava tunnels and caves. Remember your flashlight if you would like to explore the caves fully, as it is quite dark.

Wilson Park Track

Time: 45 min from Summit Track turnoff to summit
Distance: 1.5 k
Difficulty: Moderate
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The Wilson Park Track is an alternative route to the Rangitoto summit and branches off the Summit Track just before the Lava Caves Track turnoff. This route is perfect if you are looking to extend your walk to the top.

Coastal Track

Time: 2 hr 30 min one way
Distance: 4.5 k
Difficulty: Moderate
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The Coastal Track runs from Rangitoto Wharf to Islington Bay Wharf and passes many of the old boatsheds and baches and ruins of World War II storage areas. This is a popular walk for swimmers and those looking to picnic for lunch.

Rangitoto Walks Map

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Book your Tour

Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Departs: Auckland, New Zealand

Rangitoto Tour

Ferry Hours

Auckland to Rangitoto

  • 09:15 - 12:1507:30 - 12:15

Rangitoto to Auckland

  • 12:45 - 15:3009:45 - 16:00

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