Introduction

This walk around Urupukupuka Island features great views - it's suitable for older children.

Highlights

Very little is known or recorded about pre-European life on Urupukapuka. Our best record of the past is provided by numerous archaeological sites visible on the present-day landscape.

Video

Track overview

7.3 km

Walking and tramping

5 hr 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 complete Urupukapuka Island Walk (5 hr) is designed in a clockwise direction, and may be joined at most of the larger bays. This track generally follows the outer edge of the island passing various archaeological features.

Note: We are working to improve the interpretation panels along the track.

Getting there

The track can be best joined from Otehei, Urupukapuka, Cable, Indico and Oneura/Paradise Bays.

Know before you go

The reserve is part of the Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park.

Contacts

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