Adult $31.50, Child $15.80.
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Just a ferry ride away from Downtown Auckland lies the legendary island of Motutapu. Motutapu, which means Sacred Island, has a history that dates back centuries and is much older than its neighbour, Rangitoto Island. The island is home to farmland, scenic walking tracks, World War II gun emplacements and spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf. Motutapu is currently undergoing a 50 year conservation project.
Rangitoto and Motutapu are both pest-free islands. They are sanctuaries for our native wildlife. Please help to ensure the islands stay pest free. Check your bags and shoes for seeds, dirt, any insects or skinks, mice and rats before travelling to these islands. More...
Motutapu is a walker's dream. There are easy walks over pastures that connect easily to many places of interest, and command 360 degree views of the Gulf.
During WWII, Motutapu played a key role in Aucklandís coastal defense against enemy invasion. Gun emplacements, military tunnels and bunkers from this time still remain and are a must see on the island.
For those wishing to stay on the island, there is a Department of Conservation run camp site at Home Bay, or alternatively the Outdoor Education Camp at Administration Bay offers bunkhouse and lodge style accommodation.
Motutapu has long been a popular picnic destination for Aucklanders. The island's stunning beaches boast untouched beauty, with expansive coastlines and golden sands. They're an ideal spot to lay down the picnic rug and simply soak in the sunshine, or are great for swimming and coast to coast walking.
Make sure you take plenty of water, a hat, sun screen, snacks/lunch and sturdy walking shoes. Motutapu has no shops, so the last opportunity to buy food or drink is on the ferry. Drinking water is available at Home Bay.
To book call 09 367 9111 or visit any of the Fullers Ticket Offices.
Child: 5-15 years inclusive (0-4 years are free).
Our vessels are licensed by the Department of Conservation and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf. We run a biosecurity system (on all our vessels) which meets the criteria to hold a ‘Pest-free Warrant’ for the Hauraki Gulf.
What you need to do to prepare for your trip to pest-free Motutapu Island:
CAMPING or STAYING OVERNIGHT?
Any camping or overnight gear (eg. tents, bedding, equipment) must be thoroughly checked for pest stowaways.
Food must be packed into rodent-proof/sealed containers.
If you have any doubts or questions about your packed items please ask sales staff or the boat crew.
Read about what you need to do in the Treasure Islands poster.