Explore Motutapu Island - Day Trip


Explore the incredible Motutapu Island on the Hauraki Gulf with a three-hour day trip!


  • Day trip to Motutapu Island on the Hauraki Gulf
  • Travel to the island in comfort on the Te Maki/D1 vessel
  • Suitable for all ages - perfect for families and kids

Enjoy a day out on Motutapu Island, exploring the islands walks and landscape or relaxing in the sun!

Departing from central Auckland, enjoy a 45 minute cruise through the Hauraki Gulf to the Motutapu Island, where you’ll have 3 hours to explore. Discover the history of the island, from the original inhabitants Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, the history and relics of its past life as a WWII base to the current wildlife introduction programme.

Perfect for a day out with friends and family, enjoy a swim, relax on the beach or walk around the island and take in the view!

Adult $50.00
Child $30.00 (5-15 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)
Family $160.00 (2x Adults + 2x Children)

What's included

  • 45 minute cruise each way, departing/returning Auckland
  • 3 hours to explore Motutapu Island
  • Light snacks and drinks available to purchase on board the cruise vessel


  • Allow approx. 4.5 hours for this experience.


  • Explore Viaduct Kiosk: 220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


  • Please Note: Family Price is $160.00 if purchased separately - discounts shown from this rate.

    Mobility access to this vessel is limited, after booking please contact the operator for more details if you have limited mobility.

Available Bookings from 16 Aug to 22 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug
Sun 21 Aug
Mon 22 Aug

  • Adult$50.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$130.00

  • Adult$50.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$130.00

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$130.00

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$130.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Jade Dawaton from New Zealand wrote on 16 May 2022


A great experience...

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Anand Tatapudi from New Zealand wrote on 13 February 2022

Good Ferry Service

Lovely walks around the Island

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Jatin Vaghela from New Zealand wrote on 29 May 2022

awesome relaxing day with family

Its a nice island to get away from daily routine to enjoy & relax with family.

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Maria Arcena from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2022

Tour rescheduled

Exploregroup called less than 24 hours before our scheduled tour . Apparently there is no scheduled tour on that day (15/3/2022) and that the calendar should not have been opened for that day . Tour rescheduled though , after we have been inconvenienced due to the muck up . It is a shame as yesterday would have been a perfect summer day for a tour of the island .

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James RICKMAN from New Zealand wrote on 18 April 2022

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Not enough time allowed on the island.

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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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    Child 5-15 years old

      Infant 0-4 years old

        Family 2x Adults + 2x Children

          *This option must be made together with another price type.

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