The view from the top of Rangitoto island is arguably the best you can get anywhere in the Auckland district. Used as a defence outpost during numerous wars and as a deterrent in times of tense world relations, the 360 degree panoramic views of the city, north shore and oceanscape are stunning.
Despite the military role the volcano played in years past, it was never actually engaged in any combat (probably because NZ is far too far for anyone to actually bother attacking) so there is very little evidence of the defences since they were taken down. Now a nature reserve, the volcano is almost untouched by humans aside from the few holiday homes (or baches as they're known here) dotted around that have mainly fallen back to nature now. With no commodities aside from the toilets at the port, you really get a feel of the 600 year old island as it was when it was formed. Take your sunglasses and some sun cream, though, as the lava fields reflect heat from the sun and make the steep climb to the summit pretty sweaty. -
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This picture-perfect cottage was once lived in by Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway, in the 16th century. 📚 Head to Stratford-upon-Avon in England, and you'll find this thatched beauty, complete with an idyllic English garden, of course. Thanks to @photosofbritain for the 📷. #lovegreatbritain#stratforduponavon#shakespeare