Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

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Island Nature / Park
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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  • Walking along the foreshore after breaky, we decided to walk out to Moturiki Island, and it didn't disappoint. An easy walk along the path out to the point offering extensive views of Mount Maunganui ...  more »
  • The lozenge-shaped Moturiki Island sticks out into the Pacific from one end of Mount Main Beach and offers a great vantage point with 360 degree views, mainly coastal. Yesterday the sea was as flat as...  more »
  • Such a lovely walk along the board walk Wonderful view looking back towards the Mount Great to take a look at the blow hole Great place to take photo's  more »

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