Rangitoto Lava Caves
About15 min walk from the summit of Rangitoto on the eastern side visitors can walk through some of about seven known lava tubes.
These lave tubes are left behind after the passage of liquid lava. The lava tubes are formed when low-viscosity molten lava known as pahoehoe flows and cools on the outside due to contact with the ground and air, to form a hard crust. This crust allows the still-liquid molten lava to continue to flow through inside. At Rangitoto the large tubes are cave-like.
These tubes/ caves are visited on most of our Rangitoto Day and Sunset tours and all equipment is provided.