Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

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Moturiki Island, known as "Leisure Island" in English, is located just off Mount Maunganui beach. It is connected to the beach by a man made land bridge. NIWA maintains a tide meter on Moturiki Island. Moturiki Island offers rock climbing opportunities.Marineland Ltd built an aquarium in 1966, but this was closed in May 1981. Later in 1981 Marineland was reconstructed into Leisure Island, a water park with swimming pools, bumper boats and hydro slide, which operated until 1990 when it was removed from the island.
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  • A quick and easy stroll takes you to the top of Moturiki. Excellent spot for stunning view of Maunganui Beach. Also offers quiet little nooks for swimming. 
  • Easy to access, a couple of small hills to navigate but other than that, an easy walk, out to the end of the island where there are some stunning views of the beach, the Mount and the surrounding area...  more »
  • Easy 15 minute walk on this little island out to the heads, fantastic ocean views, and looking back towards oceanside and Mauao. A blow hole on the incoming tide sends spray up into the air, especiall...  more »