Urupukapuka Island Walk

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This 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.


Track overview

7.3 km

Walking and tramping

5 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs


About this track


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.


Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
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