Take the ferry out to this island paradise, Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Just a short 40 minute cruise, the ferry departs Paihia and Russell multiple times a day over summer. You may even encounter dolphins on the way or see stingrays cruising the shallows as you arrive in the Bay and disembark in paradise.

Explore the rolling hills, regenerating bush and burgeoning wildlife on the island  – go for a walk (there are plenty of track options), lie on the beach, explore the bay by kayak or paddleboard (hire subject to availability), or simply kick back and relax at our fully licensed beach front café. You can also learn about the Island’s rich history by visiting the Conservation Centre.




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