ElevationAscent: 802' 245 m
Descent: -45' -14 m
High: 793' 242 m
Low: 4' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A short trail to the top of the youngest volcano in New Zealand.”— Kristen McGlynn
The trail climbs gradually, first through scrubby plants and trees and large, black lava rock fields to progressively taller and more lush forests. Near the top, you'll pass the volcanic cone whose steep sides are now covered with trees. There is a large viewing platform at the top where you can take in the 360° views that are particularly stunning at sunrise or sunset.
The island is only accessible by water; check out the ferry schedule for more information on getting to Rangitoto.
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