Explore Auckland's Rangitoto Island, a dormant volcano with native wildlife and spectacular summit views. An icon of the Auckland landscape, Rangitoto Island has long been a favourite day trip for walkers. This 600-year-old dormant volcano was declared pest-free in 2011, and is home to a wide range of native wildlife as well as the world’s largest pohutukawa forest. The most popular walking track leads directly to the summit, providing breathtaking 360-degree views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.