Rangitoto Island Coastal Track to Mackenzie Bay Loop

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Rangitoto Island Coastal Track to Mackenzie Bay Loop is a 17.5 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and birding.

DISTANCE
17.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
419 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

historic site

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf from the summit of the volcano. The Coastal Track to Islington Bay passes many remnants of human activity – boatsheds and cottages near Rangitoto Wharf, old quarry sites, ruins of war time storage bases for mines, and Yankee Wharf built during World War II. Islington Bay is a popular for swimming, picnicking and as a yacht anchorage. Sections of the track are over broken lava fields and the footing is rough and uneven. Good footwear is essential. There are no stores on the island so take ample food and water. If visiting in summer, it can be hot and about 4C to 5C warmer than Auckland.

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