Paihia to Urupukapuka Island, New Zealand

The intention had been to anchor in one of the protected harbours on Moturua Island.

The best positions no longer vacant, Australis 1 was instead pointed toward the nature reserve of Urupakapuka Island.

What a boon it proved to be, when late afternoon found us anchoring in Urupukapuka Bay. Peaceful, stunning, pristine!

The Bay of Islands continued surprising the visitor at every turn.


Interesting Information

Urupukapuka Island Recreation Reserve