At 260 meters (850 feet), Rangitoto is Auckland's largest and youngest volcano. It last erupted 600 years ago and is covered ... More
At 260 meters (850 feet), Rangitoto is Auckland's largest and youngest volcano. It last erupted 600 years ago and is covered in regenerating bush, (including some extensive Pohutukawa forests), and barren lava flows. Views from the summit are exquisite on a clear day, with vistas to Kawau Island to the north and Great Barrier and Little Barrier to the north-east. Access is provided by Fullers Ferry services, and a 45-minute walk up the well-maintained track to the summit. A tractor and trailer, booked in conjunction with the ferry, also goes to the summit.
Hilton Auckland, a contemporary boutique hotel, 300 meters out to sea on Princes Wharf, is a welcoming haven with an
easy walk to Auckland CBD's shopping and activities. Even closer is the Viaduct Village, home to life on the ...
Island Bay is one of Wellington's most well known and easily accessed bays. With a small island jutting out in
the middle, divers, swimmers and small boats, this lovely bay is ideal for all ages. It has inspired artwork ...
The Waitakere Ranges provide Auckland's western backdrop. Formed by volcanic eruptions 20 million years ago, the ranges were once clothed
in giant kauri trees. Now covered with regenerating native bush, the area is important as a catchment for Auckland's ...