Be sure to allow time in your visit to be back at the wharf for the return ferry as there is nowhere to stay overnight on the
island and arranging for alternative transport to the mainland will be expensive.
Things you need to bring with you to the island.
Water. You can not purchase drinking water on the island.
Sturdy walking shoes or boots. The island has a rough lava surface. Jandals are not advised.
Sunscreen and a hat for protection from the sun. The island can get quite hot and dry reflecting the sun's heat from the lava rocks.
If you are an experienced kayaker and planning a trip to Rangitoto Island, it takes approximately two hours from Auckland's North Shore.