A Unique Setting for an Unforgettable Experience
Motutapu, Maori for "sacred island" is an island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, 30 minutes by fast ferry from downtown Auckland; New Zealand's largest city. Adjoined via a land-bridge to Auckland's most iconic island Rangitoto and administered by the Department of Conservation both islands form a pest free recreation reserve that plays hosts to not only thousands of locals and tourist visitors each year, but is also home to some of the countries endangered bird species such as Takahe and Saddleback (Tieke).
Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp is located in a bay in its own private valley on the coast of Motutapu Island. Visitors to the camp not only have access to the facilities within the 4 hectares of the camp property, but also have the luxury of being able to explore more than 3800 hectares of DoC managed scenic reserve over both Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands; both of which are covered in native flora and fauna and dotted with archaeological, geographical and environmental marvels.
We offer a large range of both instructor lead and self supervised activities and will assist you to design an individual programme to suit all your aims and objectives. So whether you are a school group with intended learning objectives, a corporate looking to build your team's cohesiveness or a group of family or friends needing a relaxing break from the hectic city lifestyle; we can cater to your needs to ensure that your stay here with us is unforgettable.