Getting there

Tours of the Bay run daily, and visitors can purchase a ride to Urupukapuka Island. There is no regular ferry service.

Water taxis are also available from Paihia and Russell (contact the Paihia I-Site or Russell Bookings and Information Centre).

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


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Northland places


Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:      +64 9 407 0300
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