Urupukapuka Island Walks and Campgrounds


Urupukapuka Island is the largest of all the islands in the Bay of Islands. Many of the large bays and beaches provide great starting points to start your walk. The Bay of Islands Water Taxi can drop you off at one of these beaches, or at the wharf in Otehei Bay. The many Pa sites and rolling hills, rough ridges and steep cliff faces provide great photo opportunities.

Time & Distance

Walks range from 30 min strolls to a 5 hour walks - it's your choice!


There are three campsites on Urupukapuka Island:
• Sunset Bay is the smallest with only 4 tent sites, the bay faces southwest

• Cable Bay has approx. 50 tent sites and the bay faces south

• Urupukapuka Bay Campsite is the largest with approximately 70 sites. During the summer months it is very important to pre-book with the Department of Conservation.