Our tours to Moutohorā operate exclusively on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays each week, however, they are subject to weather and demand. During the summer period tours may be available on other days of the week also, please refer to our website. Bookings are essential. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Tours are weather dependent and each passenger will be contacted the evening prior to the tour to confirm departure. We do not have any cancellation penalties and passengers are free to cancel at anytime.
Moutohorā/Whale Island is a pest-free oasis that is home to a number of New Zealand’s rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles. Keep an eye out for a threatened tūturiwhatu/New Zealand dotterel, boisterous tīeke/North Island saddleback, Tuatara, or kākāriki/red-crowned parakeet as you journey through the regenerated native bush before you dig yourself a soothing geothermal spring pool at Onepū Bay, Moutohorā’s secluded hot water beach.
This is your opportunity to see New Zealand’s wildlife as nature intended it and shows what can be achieved when a concentrated effort on conservation is made, managed and protected.
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