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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  • Even for the aged and slightly injured, this walk is worth the effort. Wonderful sea views and a great view back towards the world famous beach. It's a different perspective!  more »
  • Also known locally as Leisure Island. Nice place for a walk. Can walk out to far end and look at ocean. Can look across at Main Beach, Mount Maunganui. Has a blowhole which is awesome to see the waves...  more »
  • Once we came down from Mount Maunganui, we did this little walk onto the small peninsula and watched a group of young guys jumping from the cliffs. Looked quite dangerous.  more »