The volcanic Rangitoto Island is one of the most iconic landmarks in Auckland's city skyline. Sitting majestically off the coast, Rangitoto’s distinctive symmetrical cone rises 260 metres over the Hauraki Gulf. Climb to the summit for epic views.
Rangitoto erupted from the sea approximately 600 years ago in a series of dramatic explosions. Two episodes 10 to 50 years apart are thought to have lasted for several years each. This makes Rangitoto the youngest island in the Hauraki Gulf – the last and largest volcano to be formed in the Auckland volcanic field. Exploring Rangitoto is a ‘must do’ day out for locals and tourists alike. A gentle climb through lava fields will lead you to the summit in approximately one hour. Allow extra time to explore the lava caves on the way back, or see the historic bach community near the wharf.
Travelling to Waiheke, Rangitoto or Motutapu? Buy your ticket online and access the discounted online rate. With your pre-purchased e-ticket you'll be able to skip the on-wharf ticket queue.
The fare saving applies when purchasing a ticket from fullers.co.nz.
*Pricing is inclusive of GST and may change without notice. All pricing and travel on Fullers360 services and tours are subject to our full terms and conditions of travel, available online here.
Rangitoto Island is situated about 8 km northeast of Auckland, a 25-minute cruise from the downtown ferry terminal, with some sailings travelling via Devonport. Rangitoto is connected to Motutapu Island by a causeway, so it's possible to walk between the two.
You'll need at least half a day (4-5 hours) to visit Rangitoto Island.
DON’T GET STRANDED: It's a long swim home!
Please check the time of the last ferry at the start of your trip – a clock on the wharf will indicate the last departure each day.
From time to time, adverse weather conditions require us to sail into Islington Bay Wharf instead of Rangitoto Wharf. This means there are some changes to your walking time on the island.
It may take up to an extra hour to walk to and from the summit from Islington Bay, and the track is shared by vehicles. We recommend you plan your walk accordingly and note the time of the last ferry off the island.
If you are unsure of which wharf we will be sailing to, please call our customer service team on 09 367 9111 on the morning of your departure.
Read more before you visit a pest-free island here
Your safety is important to us. To ensure that your journey is smooth sailing please follow our On-Board Safety Guidelines.
Our tours are very popular! To ensure travel on a specific day, please book your tour in advance to avoid disappointment. Please follow the booking instructions below:
Call our Customer Care Team on 09 367 9111 HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon – Sun: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Or visit a Fullers360 ticket office AUCKLAND CITY: Pier 2 Downtown Ferry Terminal DEVONPORT WHARF: Ferry Terminal WAIHEKE ISLAND: Matiatia Ferry Terminal
1. If you are redeeming by phone with our Customer Care Team please quote the reference number from the REF# box
2. Pick your date and time of travel
3. You will be issued an e-ticket via email which will be your tour + ferry ticket for travel
4. OR if you are redeeming at a ticket office, you will receive a tour + ferry ticket for travel
All vouchers are non-refundable and valid for 12 months from the purchase date. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash. Specific products are subject to availability at time of voucher redemption. For full terms and conditions please click here.
Aligned to Government guidance released today, Monday 14th September, passenger capacity restrictions are no longer required on public transport. From today, our services will therefore resume operating with standard passenger capacity.
Auckland remains at Alert Level 2, and face coverings continue to be mandatory onboard, and the use of the COVID Tracer App is advised. Please remember to wear a face covering or mask while boarding and during your service, and to scan the QR codes onboard to record your service.
Thanks for doing your bit to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Please be advised that due to adverse weather conditions for today all Rangitoto services have been cancelled.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.