Wharf on Motuihe Island

Image: Christine Riggle | Creative Commons


With a permit you can have your group event on Motuihe Island/Te Motu-a-Ihenga.


Fishing competitions, corporate and club team-building days, picnics, weddings, and large family outings can all be held on Motuihe.

A permit is required for these organised group activities, and this ensures that you won't be faced with a competing large group on the same day.

The Motuihe Trust hires out BBQs, tables and chairs.


You can only stay at the Motuihe campground.

Permit and fees

You will need a permit for your event or wedding.

These are standard charges for holding weddings and other events within the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park.

  • Permit application fee: $100 + GST ($115 GST incl)
  • Site fee: $150 + GST ($172.50 GST incl)
  • Site fee if you intend to set up a marquee: $300 + GST ($345 GST incl), marquee not included

There may also be additional costs for specific sites, and if you need DOC staff assistance to set up your event.

Note: DOC does not hire out marquees. You will need to organise your own marquee and transport it to the island. Contact us for DOC approved suppliers and transport providers.


Contact aucklandpermissions@doc.govt.nz to check date availability and for other inquiries.

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