Explore Otehei Bay

Experience a slice of island paradise at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. A beautiful corner of the Bay of Islands.

Check out our brand new Otehei Bay Website here!

Everything you need to know about this island paradise destination!

With multiple departures daily you can spend just a few hours or a full day on the island and return at your leisure. Relax in the peace and quiet or fill your day with activities in this stunning island setting; swim at safe secluded beaches, hire a kayak for some on the water activity, venture out on one of the many walks and enjoy a bite to eat or perhaps a wine/beer from our Café and fully licensed bar. 


  • Get out to the island on our quick ferry transfer. With multiple departures per day in summer spend just a few hours or the whole day on the island.

  • Activities available include swimming at secluded beaches, island walks for stunning views, kayak and paddleboard hire, and our fully licensed cafe to refuel

  • Enjoy a selection of food and drink prepared daily by our resident chef

  • Find out all about the history and conservation of the eastern Bay of Islands at the Island Conservation Centre

  • Learn more about our group bookings and package deals. Perfect for staff functions, family gatherings, or pre/post wedding events. Find out more here

Otehei Bay Island Activities

Enjoy the white sand beaches for safe swimming. With calm waters sheltered from the open ocean it's the perfect spot for families to enjoy a splash in the sea. Hire a kayak/paddleboard for some on the water activity of your own, or take by foot and explore the Islands hidden bays and look out spots.

When you fancy a bite to eat, our on-site cafe and bar is available to suit all tastes.
View the current menu here



Download our Urupukapuka walking map (pdf format).

If you're planning a group function we cater to a wide range of experiences. Check out our group function page here.

Those of you looking to go camping on Urupukapuka Island should ensure that you've booked online before arriving. The Department of Conservation also has lots of other information about the island which you may find useful. Book your accommodation or read more here... 

 What's On at Otehei Bay? 

Otehei Bay regularly hosts events of all sizes such as family days for Easter, New Year's Eve parties, Xmas parties, large corporate events, and themed dinners. 

Find out here what events are coming up.


Where to find us

Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Paihia, Bay of Islands

0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)