The Rangitoto Island summit walk is free, pricing is for a return ferry ticket.
Adult return $53
Child return $25
Child is 5-15 years inclusive.
Infant return $0
Under 5s travel for free.
Family return $114
Family consists of two adults and two children.
The Rangitoto Island Summit track is the island’s most popular walk for a reason. Beginning at Rangitoto wharf, this easy trail leads you through lava fields and the world’s largest pōhutukawa forest before giving way to stunning panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. We recommend taking the diversion to the Lava Caves Track where you can explore lava tunnels and caves.
- Bring water and sealed snacks with you. There is nowhere on the island to buy or refill drinking water or purchase food.
- Wear sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
- We recommend bring a jacket and warm layers, as the weather can change quickly.
- There are no rubbish bins on pest-free islands. Please remember to take all your rubbish, including leftover food, off the island with you.
- If you are planning to visit the lava caves, we recommend bringing a torch/flashlight as they can be difficult to see inside without.
Rangitoto Island is a pest-free wildlife sanctuary which means there are important biosecurity requirements in place.
We’re proud to support the Department of Conservation (DoC) and Auckland Council’s joint ‘Treasure Island’ initiative. Our vessels undergo strict inspections, so we are licensed to visit conservation islands and hold a ‘pest free warrant’ that recognises our commitment to biosecurity standards.
Be sure to check our biosecurity checklists and guidelines before you visit a pest-free island.