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Island Escape Hop On Hop Off

Island Escape Hop On Hop Off

Please note: Island Escape Hop On Hop Off only operates between 26th Dec - 28th April.

Make the most of your time in the Bay by experiencing some of the amazing islands dotted around the region. Visit Moturua and Motuarohia/Roberton Island on this ‘Hop On Hop Off’ cruise and discover the natural beauty, history, beaches and walks these islands have to offer.

On Roberton/Motuarohia Island - fill your day by snorkelling the lagoons, relaxing on the beach and walking to the top of the historic Pa site, all whilst taking in the beautiful scenery.

On Moturoa Island – be one with nature on this tranquil and secluded island. Pause a moment, look and listen. You’ll be treated to the sound track of native birdsong. Being a wildlife sanctuary you’ll be surrounded by birdlife unique to this corner of the world.  

What’s Included:

  • A scenic return cruise from Otehei Bay
  • Walking maps with suggestions and instructions on where to explore
  • A timetable on when and where to meet the boats for collection


Island Escape Hop On Hop Off ferry timetable:

Suggested Itinerary:

10.30/10.40am: Depart Paihia/Russell

11.15am: arrive at Otehei Bay

11.30am: depart Otehei Bay for Moturua Island

11.45am: arrive Moturua Island

1.45pm: Depart Moturua Island for Motuarohia/Roberton Island

2.00pm: Arrive Motuarohia/Roberton Island

4.00pm: Depart Motuarohia/Roberton Island for Otehei Bay

4.30pm: Arrive Otehei Bay and head back on the ferry to Paihia/Russell, or spend longer at Otehei Bay and return on a later ferry free of charge.

Information on Island hopping in the Bay of Islands

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