Urupukapuka Island Archaelogical Walk

5 Hrs

7.3 Km


  • Water access only
  • Historic & cultural importance
  • Family friendly


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Access by water only, this island is rich in history and worthy of a day's visit.

The Urupukapuka Island Archaeological Walk can be split into two loops. It is suitable for people of most ages and fitness levels and is a great way to learn about the area's history. Very little is known about the pre-European life on Urupukapuka but by studying the numerous archaeological sites visible on the present-day landscape, it is possible to see into the daily lives of ancient communities. Enjoy a day on the island, exploring and doing the walk, plus it's a great spot for relaxing on the beach or snorkelling.

To find out more, visit the DOC website (Department of Conservation).

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