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Auckland-Rangitoto Island


Crossing Auckland ⇔ Rangitoto Island
Destination(s) 🇳🇿 New Zealand
Duration 25 Minutes
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Distance 10 km, 6 miles
Operated by Fullers 360

Rangitoto Island is approximately 8km northeast of Auckland. You’ll get there in 25 to 30 minutes. If you go there be sure to bring along good walking shoes!

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Rangitoto Island
The famous mountain range from Rangitoto Island

Ferry from Auckland to Rangitoto Island

The easiest way to get to Rangitoto Island is by catching the Rangitoto Ferry from Auckland. Fullers 360 operates the ferries cruising from Auckland to Rangitoto. The ferry trip takes about 30 minutes.

Arriving at Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto Island is the youngest and largest of Auckland’s 48 dormant volcanic cones and is home to the world’s largest pohutukawa forest. a forest dominated by the famous red-looking pohutukawa trees.

The island has two wharves: Rangitoto Wharf, which is serviced by public ferries; and Islington Bay Wharf, which is a popular anchorage for private boats. The island is a favorite destination for hikers and day trippers who can enjoy walking trails, lava fields, caves, and 360-degree views from the summit. By ferry, you will arrive at Rangitoto wharf.

Route Map

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Auckland and Rangitoto Island is currently operated by: Fullers 360

How long does the Auckland-Rangitoto Islandcrossing take?

The travel time of the Wellington-Picton ferry is around: 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

Auckland-Rangitoto Island
Auckland-Rangitoto Island