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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  • We started walking toward the Mount about an hour before we reached the rocky outcroppings on the beach and this island. As we got closer we realized the tide was out and we could go for a walk to see...  more »
  • This is an easy and pleasant walk out to the island via the beach and provides some great photo opportunites. Great snapchat spot for the teens! Then head back to the main road for a coffee/ice cream ...  more »
  • We walk this often as it doesn't take too long and there are some very pretty views - especially as you get out to the end. A popular fishing spot too.  more »
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  • Outstanding views and the shady trees provide a nice compliment to the beach.

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