Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Walk 21 – The Island Hop (Urupukapuka and Motuarohia Islands)
Travelling by launch out to Urupukapuka Island. Hike for a couple of hours on Urupukapuka Island – getting dropped off at a Bay and walking across the island to Otehei Bay. Urupukapuka Island is the largest island in the Bay of Islands and is a slice of paradise well worth exploring. As well as boasting some of the most spectacular panoramic views and gorgeous beaches with crystal clear water there are dozens of pristinely preserved archaeological sites on the island, some of which may be up to 1000 years old. From prehistoric Māori pā, villages, gardens, and food storage, right up to early 20th Century buildings used by famous author Zane Grey.
Our island hop is stopping at Motuarohia (Roberton) Island on the way home to Russell to climb to the centre of the island for spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding Bay of Islands – this is 350 metres and a 15 minute walk.
Assemble HQ 7.30am
Depart wharf 8.00am
Arrive back at Russell Wharf approx 12.30 – 1.00pm
Assemble HQ 8.00am
Depart Russell Wharf 8.30am
Arrive back at Russell Wharf approx 1.00pm to 1.30pm
Duration – 2.5 hours walking
Walk Distance – 3km
Boat travel – 30 – 40 mins with stops each way
Cost Adult $60.00, Child $40 (includes boat transfers)
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
Maximum walkers – 20
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.
Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.