Rangitoto island

Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust

Nau mai ki te moutere o Rangitoto, Hauraki Gulf, Aotearoa
Welcome to Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

Nau mai ki te moutere o Rangitoto, Hauraki Gulf, Aotearoa
Welcome to Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

The youngest of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto emerged from the sea around 700 years ago in a series of volcanic explosions. Rising to a height of 260 metres the circular island presents the same uniform appearance and is visible from most parts of the mainland. Rangitoto's name has been translated to mean the day the blood of Tamatekapua was shed, relating to a major Maori battle at Islington Bay about 1350.
Rangitoto is an icon of Auckland city.

Situated about 8 km northeast of Auckland and connected to Motutapu Island by a causeway, Rangitoto is a large island of 2311 hectares with a wonderful volcanic landscape that supports over 200 species of moss, plants and trees including the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world. It was purchased by the Crown in 1854, set aside as a recreation reserve in 1890 and for over 30 years the island's volcanic scoria was quarried and shipped to Auckland. Between 1925 and 1936 prison labour built roads on the island and a track to the summit.

Rangitoto Bach

Visit Rangitoto Island
and stay at a bach.

More information here>>

How to get to Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto Bach Rangitoto Bach

Visit Rangitoto Island and stay at a bach

More information here>>

Rangitoto Island Roadside Story

Bach 38 Museum at Rangitoto Wharf

Opening times are from the first Fullers ferry of the day to the last ferry of the day. Open other days by appointment - info@rangitoto.org

How to get to Rangitoto Island?
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Auckland Tides

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Download Auckland Tidal Chart here >>.
Please remember when visiting Rangitoto that the island is pest free.

Please check your bags prior to boarding for rodents, insects and other pests. Footwear must be checked to ensure they are clean and free of seeds. More information can be found here>>

Charitable Trust

The Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust is Charities Commission registered - our number is CC28141 All donations over $5 are tax deductible.

View our certificate here>>
More information on societies and trusts here>>
AMP

AMP - Major financial sponsor
A special thanks must also go to AMP for there generous donation which believe it or not makes it easier to seek some form of sponsorship if not complete sponsorship from other organisations.

It enables us to make better deals knowing we have the money to back us. It has amazed us that we can approach firms knowing we have the money in the bank and being able to purchase direct from the supplier at trade price.

Sponsors

DoC - Department of Conservation

FLETCHER DIMOND

JENKINS TIMBER

AJAX fasteners

ALCO ladders

MARLEY NZ Ltd

GALLOWAY

SELLEY’S

DULUX

METROPOLITAN GLASS

GARTNER INTERNATIONAL