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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangitoto Rangitoto Island] is a volcanic island some 600 years old.
The Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve is worthwhile visiting.
There is a ferry service by Fullers Group Limited from Auckland going 3-4 times a day taking some 25 minutes. In the summer there are two weekend sailings available Saturdays and Sundays from Waiheke Island's Matiatia wharf.
It is also possible to reach the island by sea kayak or boat.