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Moturua & Motuarohia Islands. Walk 7 BOI Walking Weekend

Moturua & Motuarohia Islands.  Walk 7 BOI Walking Weekend

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  • Sat 8 Oct ’16, 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Sun 9 Oct ’16, 7:30am – 3:30pm


Russell Bowling Club, 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $93.50

Moturua & Motuarohia – Island Walk

Travel aboard the R TuckerThompson, which is a total experience in itself – this amazing olde tall ship with it’s fantastic crew is a real treat and a perfect way to travel to your destination in the Bay of Islands.
Sail past the place where Capt. Cook anchored in 1769 just before we land barefooted on Motuarohia Island. Hear some history of Cook, the firing of a canon and the theft of kumara from the locals. Learn of the ghastly murder of the whole family of Robertons who farmed there. Rejoin the ship for the short voyage to Moturua. More murders happened here...lots more. Stand where the French, under the command of Marian du Fresne set up their hospital and find out why he never sailed again...anywhere! More murders to punish Maori for something they didn’t do. Not that lot anyway. See where the WW 11 Bay of Island mine field was operated from and the history of an alcoholic survivor in a Kentucky rest home.
Marvel, (or not) at stories of a Royal visit in 1974 as told by caretakers who survived it! Skirt around an early Maori midden from the 1300’s and imagine the human bones it contains. Do not dig for them! Visit the bay where the Clendon family farmed and find out how far some cattle can swim.
Observe the feathered wild life, Saddlebacks, Tui, Fantails, Nth Island robin, (who is the latest release on the islands), and the very endangered dotterel who insist on nesting near the high tide mark which further endangers its existence. Be amazed at the 9 week survival story of the gallant hunted mouse, who (thankfully) was eventually murdered too.

The views, lagoons, beaches and bush leave you breathless on every step of the journey. This day trip is truly entertaining with its stories and majestic in its beauty.
A full day with some of the best the bay has to offer.
$90 – GRADE: fairly hard
Sat 7th 7:30 am
Sun 8th 7:30 am
Category: Family friendly. Max Walkers: 20
8 Hours
5km approx
4 hours walking 4 hours sailing

All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on - so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.

Visit our website to see all the walks you can do www.boiwalkingweekend.co.nz

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