Twin Lagoon Bay, the main beach on Motuarohia/Roberton Island
Image: david ten have | Creative Commons

Introduction

Climb to the centre of the island for spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding Bay of Islands.

Track overview

350 m

Walking and tramping

15 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.
  • Pest free
    Protect our wildlife
    • Check - your gear for pests, eg. rodents, insects, skinks
    • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
    • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    See island biosecurity requirements.

About this track

Description

The well-marked track climbs up the pa in the centre of the island. At the top of the pa, take some time to sit and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding Bay of Islands.

Getting there

The track starts just above high tide towards the western end of Twin Lagoon Bay, the main beach on Motuarohia/Roberton Island.

Motuarohia/Roberton Island is the first island that the commercial boat cruises visit after leaving Paihia or Russell. You can also catch a water taxi, paddle a kayak, ride a jet-ski or take your own boat out to Motuarohia.

Transport options are available from:

Know before you go

  • For your own safety avoid leaving the tracks as there are cliffs and steep bluffs on the island.
  • No dogs due to risks to wildlife.
  • Fires by permit only.

Contacts

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Back to top