Crossing ridges, the track descends to four, very different beaches, ranging from soft sand to pebble and stone.
Along the way you may hear North Island robin/toutouwai or see New Zealand dotterel/tūturiwhatu on the beaches.
10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 4,667 steps.
Moturua Island Scenic Reserve is in the central Bay of Islands and can only be reached by sea.. You can catch a water taxi, paddle a kayak, ride a jet-ski or take your own boat out to Moturua.
Commercial transport details are available:
The island's four main bays, Otupoho, Waipao, Mangahawea and Waiwhapuku all offer safe anchorage for visiting vessels and the island's track can be reached from any one of these bays.
Know before you go
- No dogs due to risks to wildlife.
- No camping.
- Fires by permit only.
- Remain on the track at all times – there are cliffs and steep bluffs on the island.