Field trip | Levels: 1-7: Find out about field trips on pest-free Motutapu Island where there's plenty to learn about history and the natural world.


Published: 2003

Motutapu at a glance

Motutapu, the low-lying neighbour of Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf, is a pest-free island boasting kiwi and takahe.

A 40 minute boat trip from Auckland, it is an ideal place for day visits or longer stays at the Home Bay campsite or by arrangement with the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp.

View the Motutapu Island field trip resource.

About the resource

The unit is very much an introduction to the site as opposed to a teaching unit. The overview is informative and helpful for planning purposes.

Learning levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary 

Learning areas

  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Health and PE

Learning outcomes 

  • Students will understand historical and scientific information on the specified location

Links to curriculum 

  • Science
  • Social sciences: Place and environment 
  • Health and PE: Personal health and physical development


  • Offshore islands


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