Located in the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto Island is a site that has a rich and unique geological composition. Formed from volcanic eruptions that took place over 500 years ago, this fascinating island can be found near Auckland and features a symmetrical shield volcano cone. Home to an abundance of “pohutukawa” trees, the area is known to have over 200 flower and tree species and is an ideal place to explore for nature lovers. Travellers looking for an Auckland city hotel from which to visit the various attractions in the region can stay at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City. Located close to the Central Business District, this well placed property also offers Auckland hotel specials that make your stay all the more memorable.