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Key information

Sitting adjacent to Rangitoto Island, Motutapu Island is one of the oldest land masses in the Hauraki Gulf at approximately 178 million years old. The island has an exciting history and, in the past, has been settled by Māori, hosted large Victorian picnic parties and was used as a base during WWII.  

Today Motutapu Island is the perfect place to visit to see native bird and plant life and is home to many beautiful walking tracks.

Tour price

The Motutapu Island walks are free, pricing is for a return ferry ticket.

Adult return $53

Child return $25

Child is 5-15 years inclusive.

Infant return $0

Under 5s travel for free.

Family return $114

Family consists of two adults and two children.

Walks information

  • Pohutukawa Track: Make this walk as easy or as hard as you’d like with 35-minute to 4.5-hour options. Home to both young and mature pohutukawa tree, as well as three WWII gun emplacements.  
  • Motutapu Loop Track: Make the day of it with this 4.5-hour loop track, passing through Northern Junction, the gun emplacements, Sandy Bay, Administration Bay and Causeway.  
  • Rotary Centennial Walkway: This 2km track ascends through an area of native bush planted by volunteers in 1994. The walk finishes neat the WWII military sites and will take about 40-minutes.  
  • Wetland Track: This track can be split into two sections, Northern Junction to Billy Goat Point and Northern Junction to Waikarapupu. The track passes through WWII telegraph and observation post sites, with a short detour taking you to the gun emplacements.   

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