Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Walk 11 – Moturua Island Song sailing on the Tall Ship R Tucker Thompson
Sailing out from Russell aboard an iconic sailing vessel, R.Tucker Thomson – experience the peacefulness of travelling through the Bay of Islands on this marvellous Tall Ship. Arriving at Moturua Island you will disembark and visit a collection of beaches each with its own unique archaeological historical perspective. A beach you visit is one of the earliest known landing sites of voyaging Polynesians. Diggings have revealed a collection of artefacts dated back to approximately 1320.
Moturua was host to some early French explorers, a significant farming operation supplying milk to the mainland, a substantial defence battery and barracks, an underground network of bunkers communication and water reservoir.
Fantastic birdlife and views.
Sun 17th (on the R Tucker Thompson Tall Ship – sailing) – 8 hours duration
Assemble HQ – 7.30am
Arrive back at Russell Wharf – 4.00pm
Duration – 8 hours
Distance - 5 km walking – 3 hours on island
Grade - Medium
Cost – Adult $85, child $50
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
Maximum Walkers: 20 per walking group
All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on - so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.
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