Urupukapuka Bay, Urupukapuka Island: New Zealand

A dinghy ride

onto the exquisite creamy white sand beach of Urupukapuka Bay

led the four of us into a wanderer’s paradise.

Camp sites set with toilets provided for the most basic of needs, whilst showers positioned in open meadows or beneath shaded trees,

enabled visitors an opportunity to enjoy the environment whilst doing so.

Tiny wrens, fantails, and the occasional Tomtit, a species of robin – flittered hither and thither as sheep grazed upon the succulent green – for them that was – kikuyu.

Walks were dotted around the island, an opportunity for the trepid explorer drink in the Bay’s stunning vista from practically every angle.

Information Boards provided more detailed info.

Microcosms changed regularly, varying from tropical cool climate forests to open grasslands.

At every peak, there was a magnificent view to behold!


About Urupukapuka Island

  • Largest of the islands in the Bay of Islands region
  • 514 acres of native forest
  • Serviced by ferry operating out of Paihia



Urupukapuka Island

Urupukapuka Island Walks