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Rangitoto has a distinctive landscape of scoria rock, and pōhutukawa forest which covers about 80% of the island. The succession from bare lava to forest without any intervening stages is rare in New Zealand.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Gulf islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016