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 260m 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 and 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.
Rangitoto Island is approximately 8km northeast of Auckland, a 25 minute sailing from downtown Auckland, with some sailings travelling via Devonport. Rangitoto is connected to Motutapu Island by a causeway, so you can walk between the two islands.
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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 leaving the island.
If you are unsure of which wharf we will be sailing to, please call our customer care team on 09 367 9111 on the morning of your departure.
Read more before you visit a pest-free island here.
To ensure you arrive safely please follow our onboard safety guidelines.
Our sailings to Rangitoto Island are very popular! To ensure travel on a specific day, please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please follow the booking instructions below:
Call our customer care team on 09 367 9111.
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday between 7am and 8pm.
Or visit our friendly Fullers360 staff at one of our ticket offices:
If you are redeeming your gift voucher by phone with our customer care team please quote the reference number from the REF# box and choose your date and time of travel. You will be emailed an e-ticket which includes your ferry ticket for travel.
If you are redeeming your gift voucher at one of our ticket offices, you will be given a hard copy of your 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 the time of voucher redemption. For full terms and conditions please click here.Buy Gift Voucher
A friendly reminder that from 1 July 2022, Fullers360 will be making changes to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island, Rotoroa Island and Coromandel fares. Commuter and visitor fares for these services will increase by an average of 8.4%. For more information please visit fullers.co.nz/customer-updates/customer-updates/fare-increases-to-be-introduced-from-1-july/.