Urupukapuka Island. © Explore Group

Spend the day on Urupukapuka Island


Imagine whiling away the day on a secluded paradise island. 

In Māori, the Bay of Islands is known as Ipipiri, which means ‘many places.’ One such special place is Urupukapuka Island. This pest-free, 208-hectare island is the largest in the Bay of Islands. 

Urupukapuka Island is ringed by dreamy white sand beaches, warm, clear water for snorkelling, beachside campsites and walking tracks winding through long grass.

At Otehei Bay you can hire kayaks, or grab a bite to eat from the licensed café.

During the summer months, you can catch a passenger ferry from Paihia and Russell, or you can visit by water taxi or private boat.

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