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Address: Mokoia Island, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-349 0976
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Mokoia Island- Home to many stories, spirits and battles of the local Te...

Mokoia Island- Home to many stories, spirits and battles of the local Te Arawa people. The historic Island tells the tale of war, peace and New Zealand’s most famous forbidden love story – Hinemoa and Tutanekai.Be awed by the Island's native flora and fauna. From the traditional uses of plantlife to the abundance of endangered bird species.

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A beautiful island

It was quite amazing to see a small island in the middle of the lake. Not a must visit place but it ws a part of our tour.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

It was quite amazing to see a small island in the middle of the lake. Not a must visit place but it ws a part of our tour.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Despite advertising a morning and afternoon sailing to the island at their office when I called to book I was told by an unpleasant lady there were no sailings to the island for another five days. There is also a minimum of 4 people per trip (or you can pay for 4 people= $300) which left myself and my partner... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

A small island in the middle of a shallow lake.... just be warned .... the lake can chop up real bad !!!!!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Our Forest & Bird group from Central Hawke's Bay were unanimous in their view that this was a very enjoyable and worthwhile outing. Rawiri and Tony were very welcoming and open, and were eager to share the history and culture of the island and its people with us. The fact that their ancestors came from the island made the experience... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2011

We booked this despite no tripadvisor reviews because it provided a morning away on a boat to an island with a local maori guide to talk us through the island history. Ee didn't want to do the hangi dinner a lot of places have on offer because they went too late and we have a toddler. Rawari was the perfect... More 

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