Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you haven't got time to tackle Mount Maunganui, this little island will give you a chance to take a small trek and to catch some lovely views both to the Mount and along the beach line towards Papa...  read more »
  • Have done this track a few times and enjoyed going one way one time and the reverse the next time. Interesting for geocachers also, 5-6 caches on the Mount. Great views from the top, good tracks and s...  read more »
  • All our European visitors seem to ask us where do they go to buy a ticket to visit this island. Always a great place to walk in all weathers and you must get yourself right to the very end of the path...  read more »
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