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Otehei Bay Ferry to Urupukapuka Island - Half Day Experience

Jump on our quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island from Paihia or Russell.


  • Discover Urupukapuka Island at your own pace!
  • Relax on the beach or explore on foot, discovering the many walks available on the island with different look out spots.
  • A fully licensed café is onsite for a bite to eat or a drink.

Enjoy a few hours on Urupukapuka Island with our quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay!

Explore this slice of island paradise at your own pace! Find a quiet spot to relax and soak up the scenery, enjoy a swim at the safe sandy bay or adventure out on one of the many walks on the island. A fully licensed café is available onsite.

Discover the beautiful Urupukapuka Island, the largest island in the Bay of Islands!

Adult $50.00 (Includes Return)
Child $30.00 (5-15 years - Includes Return)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)


  • Allow 4.5 - 6 hours for the whole experience


  • Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please select the correct departure location when booking:

    Departing from Paihia: Please report to our yellow & black boats at Pier 7 on the left-hand side of the Paihia Wharf 15 minutes before departure time.

    Departing from Russell: Please report to the far end of Russell Wharf 15 minutes before departure time.

    Please Note: Pricing includes return ferry. Booking times are not transferrable. Children 0-4 years old travel free, please note they must be booked in when proceeding through checkout.

    Departing Otehei Bay: Please be ready on the Otehei Bay Wharf 10 minutes before departure, the return ferry departs at 1:45pm. Between 18th Dec 2021 and 30th April 2022 the return ferry will depart at 4:15pm.

    Duration Time: Duration time for this experience includes your time on the island. The ferry to and from Otehei Bay is 40 minutes.

Available Bookings from November 30 to December 06

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 30 Nov
Wed 1 Dec
Thu 2 Dec
Fri 3 Dec
Sat 4 Dec
Sun 5 Dec
Mon 6 Dec

  • Adult$50.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$29.99
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$35.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$50.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$29.99 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$29.99 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

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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sheraleeo from New Zealand wrote on 28 November 2021

Amazing getaway

this was an well worth it experience definitely be going on this again next time with the children

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Kaleb Askin from Australia wrote on 05 September 2021

Very good

Ferry was good, island was stunning

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Zivannahh from New Zealand wrote on 03 September 2021

Could have stayed a week!

Absolutely stunning even when the weather wasn't great. The commentary on the ferry ride/cruise over was really interesting and informative.

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Jan Fisher from New Zealand wrote on 13 May 2021

Ferry and Island Experience

Great ferry, lovely crew. Great being met off the ferry. Young cafe workers were nice. Cafe is too generic. The big Explorer sign on top is crude and out of place for the island. The cafe workers should be wearing cool Maori inspired uniform not the black generic uniforms everyone in hospo wears. The information hut is a good idea but all of the information on the walls is only European history...we want to get some pre European history up there. The bean bags need to be replaced because they are faded and flat. It was great being able to walk in the island. Thank you for the opportunity to experience Urupukapuka

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Rosha from New Zealand wrote on 29 November 2020

Just a ferry

It was OK. Nothing special though, just a regular ferry.

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      Infant 0-4 years old

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

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