Can you swim on Rangitoto Island?
You can probably swim off the rocks at Rangitoto (its quite hot walking the trails as the rock is all black volcanic scoria).
How long is the Swim to Rangitoto?
Entry fee and conditions Enter the 4.6km Rangitoto Swim using your credit card through our secure server.
How far to Swim to Rangitoto island?
For the Rangitoto Swim you must have already swum the Chelsea Swim or an equivalent distance (2.4km) in open water.
Is there drinking water on Rangitoto Island?
There are no supplies of drinking water on the island. Wear sturdy walking shoes that can cope with the rugged lava surfaces. Wear sunscreen and a hat. The heat reflecting off the ground can be intense.
What is at the top of Rangitoto Island?
The Summit Track is the most popular walk on Rangitoto Island. Beginning at Rangitoto Wharf, the track climbs through lava fields and the world’s largest pohutukawa forest up to the summit peak. Standing 259m above sea level, the summit offers panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland.
How long do you need on Rangitoto Island?
How long should I stay? You’ll need at least half a day (4-5 hours) to visit Rangitoto Island. DON’T GET STRANDED: It’s a long swim home! Please check the time of the last ferry at the start of your trip – a clock on the wharf will indicate the last departure each day.
What does Rangitoto mean in English?
Rangitoto literally means sky blood. Early European settlers speculated that its name was evidence of an eyewitness account of its eruption. But in reality the meaning is not volcanic.
Is Rangitoto Island safe?
Rangitoto Island is known for its contrasting rugged lava terrain and abundant native plant life. It has the largest pōhutukawa forest in the world, and is a safe haven for endangered native birds. Read about nature and conservation on Rangitoto Island.
How hard is the Rangitoto walk?
Time: One hour one way from Rangitoto Wharf. Distance 3.1km. Difficulty: moderate.
Can you stay overnight on Rangitoto?
Overnight Rangitoto – Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust % % Step back in time to a more leisurely age and holiday in a historic Rangitoto bach. For the first time in over 100 years you can book a bach and stay on Auckland’s iconic volcanic island.
How far is the swim from Rangitoto to St Heliers?
For many swimmers the high-point of the season – build up to its 4.6km distance and join 400 other swimmers as they make their way from the Rangitoto wharf to a big welcome at St Heliers. We arrange a ferry to take you from the city to the island.
How do I qualify for the Rangitoto swim?
For the Rangitoto Swim you must have already swum the Chelsea Swim or an equivalent distance (2.4km) in open water. For slower swimmers we have implemented a policy of transporting swimmers back up to the pack to reduce the spread, if you are asked please assist with this otherwise you will be asked to leave the water.
Where is the longest running open water swim in New Zealand?
The iconic swim in Auckland Harbour, from Rangitoto Island to St Heliers Beach, now 31 years as an event, the longest running open water swim in New Zealand. Entry number are limited to 500 due to the ability of the ferries to get swimmers to the start line. Rangitoto Island is a predator free zone administered by DOC.
How do I get to Rangitoto Island?
For many swimmers the high-point of the season – build up to its 4.6km distance and join 400 other swimmers as they make their way from the Rangitoto wharf to a big welcome at St Heliers. We arrange a ferry to take you from the city to the island. Embark: TBC am on Fullers’ ferry at ferry terminal on Quay St. Sail for Rangitoto and arrive 8:30 am.