Across a natural causeway is Motutapu Island. Motutapu is ancient, 178 million years old Motutapu is one of the oldest land masses in the Hauraki Gulf. The island has lived an exciting life – it was intensively settled by Maori, it hosted massive Victorian picnic parties, and was a base during WWll. It is well known for its endangered native bird population, the native bird the beautiful tieke. Allow several hours to explore Motutapu Island.
Read more about Rangitoto Island from walking trail details, getting there on Fullers Ferry and useful information about what to carry while visiting the island.