Otehei Bay Ferry

  • Duration
    40 minutes
  • Category
  • Location
    Otehei Bay
  • Operating Season
  • Price

Otehei Bay Ferry

Jump on our quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island from Paihia or Russell. Explore this beautiful island recreational reserve with teeming birdlife, native bush and extensive walking tracks...

Otehei Bay Ferry
$60* Adult
Adult 16 years and older
$35* Child
Child 5 - 15 years | Under 5 years travel free

Explore Otehei Bay and Urupukapuka Island - a must do while you are in the Bay of Islands - and discover one of Northlands best kept secrets.

Relax and listen to the soundtrack of waves and bird song or get busy with a day of activities in this stunning island setting. Swim at the safe secluded beaches, go for a walk, hire a kayak (available during summer) or perhaps enjoy lunch, dinner or a cold drink from our fully licensed café.


  • Relax on island time - find a quiet spot to soak up the scenery 
  • Enjoy a swim or snorkel at the safe sandy bay
  • Explore on foot - take one of the many walks on the island, listen to all the different bird song and take in the stunning vista from numerous different look out spots
  • Discover the regenerating native forests and reintroduced species such as the Tīeke, Kakariki, Toutouwai and more
  • Refuel and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink from the fully licensed café onsite
  • Visit the Education Centre to learn about the islands' history, the marine mammal sanctuary and the ecological restoration of the islands of Ipipiri. For further information about Project Island Song and the Bay of Islands' pest-free wildlife sanctuary, visit projectislandsong.co.nz.
  • Stay longer and camp at one of the designated campsites

Otehei Bay is available for group functions, weddings and events, find out more here.