Intrepid geographers conquer Rangitoto Island

Posted on March 14, 2023

On Monday 6 March over 90 Year 11 Geography students along with their teachers visited Rangitoto Island.

The students all conquered the Rangitoto Summit track. This two-hour return walk provides a climb through pōhutukawa forest and ancient lava fields. Once at the top, the students enjoyed panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.

Spending time on Rangitoto Island provided the students with a first-hand experience, seeing a volcano up close and investigating the impacts which a volcanic eruption can have.

Rangitoto Island is the youngest volcano in New Zealand, emerging from the Hauraki Gulf only 600 years ago.