Walk 21 – The Island Hop - Urupukapuka and Motuarohia Island

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Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

Friday 11th October

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.

Friday 11 th

Assemble HQ: 7.30 am

Depart HQ: 7.45 am

Arrive back at Russell Wharf: approx 1.00 pm

Duration: 2.5 hours walking boat travel 30-40 minutes each way

Walk Distance: 3km

Grade: Medium

Maximum walkers: 18

Category: Family friendly – Children 10 years plus

Cost: $75 (includes guided walk and boat transfers Boat travel – 30 – 40mins with stops each way)


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

Friday 11 October 2024