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With 178 million years of history, Motutapu is one of the oldest islands of Hauraki Gulf. The island has been abode to the earliest Maori settlements, massive Victorian picnic parties, and a World War II military base. Presently, the conservation island is ideal for dotting aboriginal birdlife and exploring the network of walking tracks.

Motutapu is considered a sacred place by the local iwi and was intensively colonized by the Maori. Motutapu in Auckland looks like a quiet haven from the bustle of New Zealand’s largest city.

Motutapu Island could not be more different than its tempestuous neighbor, Rangitoto Island. Motutapu has a rich Maori and European history with a lush, green environment. It also has a great archaeological history. There a numerous things which can be done on Motutapu Island:
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Visa in not needed for EU citizens. Everyone else need a visa.
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Area (km2)
300,000 km2


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