The Rangitoto lava caves are free to visit, 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.
As you near the top of Rangitoto Island don’t forget to take a short detour and explore the magical lava caves, which were formed by flowing lava hollowing out a tunnel around 600 years ago. Located only 15 minutes off the Summit Track, the lava caves are a unique experience not to be missed. Simply follow the signposts and make sure not to forget a torch!
- The caves are dark, so don’t forget to bring a torch.
- Sturdy footwear is recommended, as the caves can be uneven underfoot.
- Bring water and snacks with you, as there is nowhere on the island to refill water or purchase food.
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 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.