Rangitoto ferry port in Rangitoto Island is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Auckland & Devonport (Auckland) available. With a selection of up to 37 Sailings Weekly, the port of Rangitoto connects Rangitoto Island with New Zealand.
Sailing durations range from 25 minutes to 25 minutes on Auckland ferries.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Rangitoto fare search.
Public and private transport is plentiful for visitors; rail and bus travel is a common way to get around the island, and water taxis are popular in the spring and summer. For quicker and more convenient transport, rental cars and motorcycles are available at affordable prices.
Nature lovers and hikers besiege Rangitoto all year round; the walking trails dominate the island and after embarking on the challenging walks it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. Breathtaking views are on display from every peak and the unique foliage and greenery that decorates the trail distracts from the uphill trek. Myriad of rock formations, hills and mountains are ideal for hiking, yet oftentimes many flock to Rangitoto purely for Pohutukawa Forest – the world’s largest forest. The plant life omits a tropical feel that is atypical of the landscape associated with New Zealand, offering endless stretches of exotic land.
Most travel to Rangitoto for only a day trip, usually residents of Auckland that long for an escape from the stresses of day to day city life. The island may exude a peaceful atmosphere, yet the activities on offer don’t adhere to a tranquil vacation; skydiving, bungee jumping and zip lining are hugely popular with the adrenaline junkies, and for the less adventurous, caving and rafting are perfect ways to spend an afternoon.
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island towards the north east of Auckland, around 5km east of the New Zealand mainland. The port is regarded as the gateway to New Zealand’s mainland, with many 25 minute crossings to Auckland and Devonport.
Rangitoto Wharf, Rangitoto Island
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Rangitoto Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Rangitoto Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!