Monkey Island, Orepuki

4.6
Monkey Island offers lovely views and good photo opportunities. Accessible by foot during low tide, the island served as a traditional lookout point for the local Maori, who spotted whales from there. Be sure to check the tide table before crossing to the island, or you'll have a wet journey back to shore. Put Monkey Island into our Orepuki online travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • really good place run by the Southland Council kept clean and toilets are serviced daily Plenty of parking and room for bigger rigs just gets a bit wet underfoot when it rains has bins for rubbish  more »
  • Very nice beach and particular thanks to islet (on which you can go through the lineup to take great pictures) which at low tide it is connected to the beach. There is also camping. Definitely worth a stop.
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  • Just beautiful. It's nice and easy to have a wander around. My dog enjoyed sprinting about on the sand.  more »
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  • Nice view, lovely beach, no monkeys...... Just off the road, looks as though you can get to the island, in the sea.
  • A Traditional Maori lookout point in the 19th century for whales.....and gold dust which lay on local beaches. Pics were taken during low tide. During high tide this rock I'm on...becomes an island. Ohhh..BTW...there are no monkeys here.
  • Beautiful lookout
  • Very cute small island!!!
  • Sunny, surf and dogs allowed

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