Walk 10 – Moturua Island - By Launch

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Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

Sunday 13th October

Walk 10 – Moturua Island - By launch

Travelling aboard a commercial launch to Moturua Island through the beautiful Bay of Islands. Once at Moturua Island you will disembark for fantastic walking with prolific birdlife, many of the beaches have their 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. Enjoy the fantastic birdlife and views.

Sunday 13th

Assemble HQ: 9.30am

Depart HQ: 10 am (arrive Moturua Island 10.30am)

Return to Russell wharf: 2pm (depart Moturua Island at 1.30pm)

Duration: 30 minutes each way on launch, 3 hours on island

Distance: 5 km walking

Grade: Medium

Maximum Walkers: 20

Category: Family friendly – Children 10 years plus

Cost: $75 includes guided walk and return trip by launch


1. Please check what is included and the time and length of your walk so you know what you need to bring in terms of food and water. It’s always a good idea to have a card or cash on you as you never know what you might encounter along the way.

2. The Russell Bowling Club is our Walking Weekend HQ, all walks start from there.

Our guides are all passionate and knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands area and bring something special to the walking experience. Each walk has no more than 20 people. Our HQ is the Russell Bowling Club where people can meet, chat about their day and have something to eat and drink.

Russell is a fantastic base for the weekend with lots of great restaurants, places to stay and for the non-walkers out there. We are very excited about this weekend and the great walking experiences there are here in the Bay of Islands. Time to get your walking boots out of the cupboard and join us in the Bay of Islands.

Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.

How to Find Us
From $75


Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Event Dates

Sunday 13 October 2024