Rangitoto is not only the youngest volcano in Auckland (600 years), but also the largest. Rangitoto’s mass is roughly the equivalent of all the previous eruptions combined. The island is a widely visible landmark of Auckland and formed in two eruption phases. The first (wet) phase was ~626 years ago, the second (dry) erupted ~577 years ago. Fire fountaining and lava flows built most of the land and cones visible today. Lava caves can be found throughout the island.

Location: Hauraki Gulf, Auckland
-36.787695, 174.857957
Volcano Type: Shield

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~626 years ago Wet phase eruption
~577 years ago
Dry phase eruption