Rangi Adventure

According to heaps of Kiwi’s and google, Rangitoto is a MUST-SEE place. Essentially, it is a island that is also a volcano (not active)

The views were spectacular. The hike was, well not a hike but a great way to start the morning! There’s no service, so it ‘s a wonderful getaway spot that is only a 30 min ferry ride from the main pier in Auckland city. I went on my own for this last minute quick trip, but would recommend going with others just to have company. There are also caves you can explore which has such a magical feeling to it. As you walk to the caves, you walk through a forest-like trail and you really think you’re in Lord of the Rings… but really I could be Frodo, since I am smaller than small.

Anyway, I snapped some shots to share with you all. Enjoy xx.

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I believe this was my first time riding a ferry, which was quite boring actually.

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These paths do not look too appealing, however, when you go up a bit of ways you run into heaps of volcanic rocks all piled up everywhere. Incredibly interesting.

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From the bottom it was about an hours walk, if that. Then, you run into this sign and it shows you into the next destination.

19399070_1779708112319833_775153776513886863_nThank goodness for these rails. There was no where to sit.

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View was pretty good!

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7am awkward photo shot. yayyyyyyy

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The lighting was bad since it was changing so much with the clouds. But this view was of the city you can hardly see thru the haze.

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THANK GOODNESS for these markers or else I would have been lost forever.

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Legit felt like I was in Lord of the Rings about to get spooked my Gollum…

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Very interesting leaves growing out of some tree trunks.

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Ok let’s talk about these caves really quick. They were pitch black, I didn’t have my flashlight on me so I couldn’t walk thru them. CREEPY creepy, cobwebs everywhere. but the fact there are caves on an island that is a volcano as well, is impressive.

All in all, this trip had beautiful scenery. However, if you don’t make it here it’s not a loss. You can find many other places with spectacular views like this.

Cheers,

S

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