Thursday, June 24, 2010

Come visit Rangitoto!

Hey, come and have a great day here at Rangitoto! This dormant volcano has some great views of Maungakiekie along with other volcanoes in the area.
Rangitoto has a fantastic view of the largest pohutukawa forest in New Zealand. You will enjoy seeing this forest as you walk the well-marked trails on the way to the summit.
It is symmetrical, because when it erupted, the top of the mountain got sucked inside. The mountain looks like it has a cone with pointy ends on top, with the sides being long and narrow.
Did you know that Rangitoto is Auckland’s youngest volcano? Even though it is young it is the largest volcano in the Auckland area.
If you haven’t been to this amazing island, you need to make plans to visit soon!

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