Motutapu Island
Motutapu Island
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A beautiful is and with stunning views. Several walks available. Some gorgeous bays to relax and swim in. Relatively quiet, even on a busy summer’s day.
Written 8 January 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A beautiful island with a range of walks (allow plenty of time if you want to do any of the walks). We were very lucky to see two Takahe (native NZ bird).
Written 22 August 2023
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Sandra Latzel
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
We had a lovely time on the island thanks to the camp's operations manager. Can highly recommend a trip over to the island,which is super close to Auckland.
Written 2 January 2021
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Michelle F
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
We were escorted around the island by motutapu staff, showing us how the island has restored. The nursery where seedlings are raised, which are then planted around the island, mostly done by volunteers. The outdoor education centre, catering for various groups, especially schools. The fantastic views and just the history of the island. Well worth the short ferry ride from downtown Auckland
Written 3 March 2018
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dougcoAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
picture a leisurely cruise out to an (almost) deserted island only minutes away from the CBD. a healthy walk over the island past defensive fortifications and Maori sites brings you to a fantastic beach with lots of fish to look at and views over to the North Shore
Written 15 March 2017
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kiwiprobins
Palmerston North, New Zealand73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
so beautiful, surrounded by sea with historic gun placements, tunnels, a working farm, pest free, an education centre & the homestead! It's a trek but easily done! Bring food because there are no shops. Hard to believe the big smoke is just a ferry ride away. Now if DOC just do their bit by clearing the weeds [or allowing others] around the placements it would be more user friendly. Seriously, knee high & prickly & there were famillies while I was there.
Written 15 January 2017
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cookieabroad
Auckland Central, New Zealand126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Great ferry ride across the harbour and walk around the island in the fresh air makes for an enjoyable light adventure.
Written 17 May 2016
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Mochieight
Bangkok, Thailand35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
Visited Motutapu during Easter holidays. My friend and I planned to do trekking but we didn't search much information. We wanted to be flexible on our holiday. :)
The treks are quite short and simple compare to its neighbor (Rangitoto) We spent only 3 hrs in total.
Then we chilled out on at the camping area. The weather was really nice, so chilly. :))

Suggest to bring a swimming suit, or if you have your own kayaks, jet boats, it'd be funnier.

Quiet, less people and more private. IMOP
Written 27 March 2016
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uhaul2015
Windham, ME122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
Since Motutapu is connected to Rangitoto Island it only seem logical to se both. This is a full day, if not more, adventure. The walking tracks will take you to every part of the Island and offers spectacular views of the interior landscape as well as the ocean. You will be immediately greeted by rolling meadows and working farms. It is a small slice of country life in a beautiful setting. A bonus for history buffs is that the Island in sprinkled with military placements.
Written 10 February 2016
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Emm93
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
An easy 2 - 2 1/2 hour walk from Rangitoto Island (you can take the Ferry from Auckland City across to Rangitoto), Motutapu Island is separated by a bridge. It is well worth the walk as the views along the walk are stunning. Best to go over during Late November - Early April when the weather is warmer/nicer.
Written 12 January 2016
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