Rangitoto Island is 2311 hectare, 600 year old extinct volcano situated just off the Auckland coast that supports over 200 species of moss, plants and trees including the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world and boasts a unique landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves with a spectacular 360 degree view of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf Islands from its summit.

Walks to the summit are highly recommended and take approximately 1 hour at a leisurely pace; there are a number of lookouts on the way which offer stunning views as you climb and other attractions along the way which include some breath taking lava caves.

To find out the best time to visit New Zealand and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Trina our New Zealand luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100