Mrs Bosiak shares great pictures of a volcano she was able to visit.
Rangitoto Volcano Island
• Rangitoto is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf visible from most parts of Auckland City.
• It is the most recent, largest and least altered volcano in the Auckland Volcanic Field which is made up of around 50 small volcanoes.
• It was formed by at least 2 eruptions 600-700 years ago.
• The highest part is 260m, and it is 5.5km wide.
• The island is part of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park and is administered by the Department of Conservation.
• Past activities include scoria quarries, military installations and at one time it had a small permanent population.