Otehei Bay is located on Urapukapuka Island and is accessed by a quick ferry transfer that enables you to spend the day at your leisure enjoying the peace and quiet of this stunning island setting or by filling your day with island activities. Hire a kayak, take a guided walk, get involved with a Maori cultural experience and enjoy the white sand beaches which are perfect for swimming.
Hire a kayak and paddle around some of the secluded bays that offer spectacular scenery. Take to the island on foot and discover stunning lookouts and explore historic sites on a guided walk, or self guide with many tracks available ranging from 1-5 hours.
While you are here you have a unique opportunity to experience Maori culture, on arrival to the island you will be welcomed to the island with a ‘Powhiri’…a traditional Maori welcome which is followed by optional activities. Get involved in a 30 minute ‘Flax Weaving Workshop’ which gives you the chance to get hands on experience in learning the art of flax weaving or partake in the ‘Traditional Maori Remedies Workshop’ which also lasts for 30 minutes and introduces you to natural remedies that have been used for centuries utilising the local flora and fauna.
From your island base get a return journey to the ‘must see’ icon that is the Hole in the Rock. Travel on our comfortable powercat to see this time worn monolith and when conditions permit travel through the Hole in the Rock, with the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Cape Brett Peninsula and the Cape Brett lighthouse en route.
Refuel at Otehei Bay at the fully licensed cafe offering a range of food and beverages and ice cream for the kids.