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Western Rangitoto, Auckland

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Western RangitotoBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Orla Seymour

Info Info

Trail Information

13.50km

430m

430m

 

Auckland

Auckland

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Beach
Coastal
Volcanic

Beginner - Intermediate

2:15 (Novice)
1:45 (Intermediate)
1:15 (Elite)

-6.1%

+6.5%

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Description

Off the ferry, head straight up the Summit Track. Take a detour through the lava caves. Don't forget your headtorch so you can make the most of it!
At the top, enjoy the incredible views, and run around the Crater Rim Track. After you've had your fill at the top, follow the McKenzie Bay Road west (looking towards Auckland.) At the bottom of McKenzie Bay Road, make sure you take in McKenzie Bay Beach and the Lighthouse - wow! Follow McKenzie Bay Road the whole way back to the ferry terminal! Bingo!
Don't forget to stash a chilly bin near the ferry terminal with swimming togs, towel, water, food.......


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Features of interest

Emerging from the sea just 600 years ago, pest-free Rangitoto Island is the youngest volcano in New Zealand


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 25%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 75%


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  • Access

    Straight off the ferry!

    Only accessible by boat. fullers.co.nz. Return ferry is $33. 7.30am ferry on Saturdays and Sundays for $20 return.

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    Easy.

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    Generally good.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No water available on the island. BYO!

    It gets very dry over in Rangi, best to take extra water and leave it near the ferry terminal

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