Moturua Island Walks


The track skirts around the island and descends down to the four main bays on Moturua Island beaches that have sand and pebbles. There are a few steep cliffs and bluffs to be aware of.

Time & Distance

The total distance of the track is 4.6km around the island and generally takes 2.5 hrs to walk. The total island mass is 136 ha.


There are three main Pa sites with fantastic views from the western Pa site - Hikurangi Pa. British explorer Captain Cook traded food and supplies with the Maori people from here in 1769 and Marion Du Fresne, a French explorer, spent a few months here in 1772.