Urupukapuka Island is a place you must see while visiting the Bay of Islands. It is a beautiful island with fascinating nature and history.
The largest of all the 140 islands in the Bay, Urupukapuka Island has a long history, both Maori and European. Visitors to the island will discover wonderful beaches, historic & archaeological walks, snorkelling, kayak hire, a restaurant, bar and more.
Explore the island’s stunning beaches by foot or by kayak and be rewarded by quiet, deserted beaches and crystal clear waters or visit ancient Maori Pa sites. Take a gentle 10 minute climb to enjoy 360 degree views of the many islands scattered throughout the Bay. Or sit back and enjoy the view and hospitality in Otehei Bay, by the beautiful beach.
Urupukapuka Island has been under protection as a recreational reserve since 1970 and is the only island in the Bay that is open and accessible to the public.