Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Walk 10 – Moturua Island Song - Travelling by Launch
Travelling aboard a commercial launch to Moturua Island where 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.
Assemble HQ – 9.30am
Depart wharf 10.00am
Return to Russell – 2pm
Duration – 30 minutes each way on launch, 3 hours on island
Distance - 5 km walking
Grade - Medium
Cost – Adult $75, child $50
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
Maximum Walkers: 19
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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