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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  • Nice walk from the mount, across the beach, a walkway and on the island. Nice views all around, fun to watch fishermen catch snapper!  more »
  • This island is not an island, but a peninsula, I walked to the Island dry shod at high tide. Enough of splitting hairs this small but perfectly formed island has a long and colourful history, sacred g...  more »
  • Nice walk to get a different perspective of Tauranga, easy to access and beautiful views from all sides.  more »
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  • Absolutely loved it! Clean and beautiful - so serene...recommended to all
  • Fab view and awesome wildlife
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  • Outstanding views and the shady trees provide a nice compliment to the beach.
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