In accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework, from 3 December all guests travelling on any Explore Group vessel aged 12 years or over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of check in.

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Explore Motutapu Island

Explore Motutapu Island
$50 Adult
Adult 16 years and over
$30 Child
Child 5-15 years | Under 5 years travel free
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Jump onboard and make your way over to Motutapu Island - this little gem on the Hauraki Gulf is just a 45 minute cruise from central Auckland. 

Discover the prolific history of this island as you explore on foot - from the original inhabitants Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, the history and relics of its past life as a WWII base to the current wildlife introduction programme.

Operating in partnership with Ngāi Tai Te Haeranga.





While New Zealand is within the COVID-19 Protection Framework, we will be operating with a requirement for vaccination certificates. Vaccination certificates must be presented at the time of check in as a prerequisite to boarding your cruise. 

Explore Group are committed to providing a COVID safe environment, all customer facing staff and vessel crew will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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