Urupukapuka Island Walk
Located in Urupukapuka Island Recreation Reserve in the Northland region
IntroductionThis walk around Urupukupuka Island features great views - it's suitable for older children.
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.
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. It goes through native and regenerating bush, along beaches and beside steep cliffs.
Note: We are working to improve the interpretation panels along the track.
The track can be best joined from Otehei, Urupukapuka, Cable, Indico and Oneura/Paradise Bays.
The reserve is part of the Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park.
- Walks in this area can include sections near steep cliffs. Supervise children when near cliffs and keep on the track at all times.
- Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park bylaws apply.
- Rubbish is not collected – take your rubbish with you. There may be rubbish facilities during summer.
- Camping in the Bay of Islands is only available on Urupukapuka Island.
This reserve is within Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) Marine Mammal Sanctuary.
- Motukawanui Island Scenic Reserve is not within Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) Marine Mammal Sanctuary.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
|Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office|
|Phone:||+64 9 407 0300|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
34 Landing Road
PO Box 128
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