Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

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#4 of 6 in Nature in Tauranga
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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  • October 8, 2017
    It gives a great perspective on the Mount and of the surfers below. Not at all long but just a perfect stroll for a different view.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This was a really nice walk. It's especially beautiful at sunset with views of the mountain in the background. It had great views of the beach and surrounding areas.  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Very easy walking tracks to enjoy the beautiful views. Does get a little slippery if it’s been raining.  more »
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  • March 17, 2017
    Outstanding views and the shady trees provide a nice compliment to the beach.

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