the previous photoset:
rangitoto island is an island off the coast of auckland. it’s about a 20 minute ferry ride (which is freezing!), and is a completely environmentally-protected volcanic island. people go there to hike up to the top, where there are caves (apparently - we didn’t make it up there), and to hike one or two of the many other trails around the island. trails take as little as five minutes and as long as two hours to complete.
the island was so beautiful! the green plants looked amazing against the background of jet black soil (from the volcano), and there were awesome views of both auckland and the surrounding smaller islands.
it was definitely well worth a visit :)