Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust

Our purpose is to conserve and interpret the historic Bach Communities on
Rangitoto Island for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Stay overnight on Rangitoto Island

Step back in time to a more leisurely age and holiday in a historic Rangitoto bach

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Welcome

The Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust (RIHCT) was formed in 1997 in response to the impending demolition of a significant number of heritage baches on the island. The Trust advocated for the Rangitoto bach settlements to be recognised as irreplaceable artefacts of New Zealand’s architectural and social history.

Today, the Trust works to retain the original character of the baches and makes them available for the public to experience. We work alongside the Department of Conservation and Iwi, to restore, preserve and maintain the bach communities, manage a museum and provide interpretational material. We also archive information about the Bach settlements and the communities that built them.

DISCOVER

MUSEUM BACH

Our Museum Bach is located at the Rangitoto wharf. It shows how things looked in the 1950's. Simply step off the ferry and come and see.

STAY OVERNIGHT

Step back in time to a more leisurely age and holiday in a historic Rangitoto bach. Book a bach and stay on Auckland’s iconic volcanic island.

RANGITOTO HISTORY

Rangitoto Islands’ unique Bach settlements are of national significance. Find out more about the islands communities, architecture and industry.

GETTING TO RANGITOTO

Transport includes a 30 minutes ferry from Auckland, sea shuttle, personal boats or for the more adventurous, kayaking.

ISLAND BIOSECURITY

The Hauraki Gulf and its islands are a national treasure. Many Gulf islands have no animal pests and are sanctuaries for native plants and animals.

SUPPORT THE TRUST

Interested in volunteering to help the Trust with the conservation of Rangitoto Island? Or simply like to make a donation?