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Motutapu Farm Walkway

Set on beautiful Motutapu Island, the Motutapu Farm Walkway offers a scenic journey from Home Bay on the island’s east coast to Islington Bay, on the west coast.

The walk includes areas of regenerating native bush and provides panoramic views across the Hauraki Gulf from the 120-metre-high trig point. Sections of the route are poled across private farmland. For those who want to explore further, there are a variety of other tracks linking with this walkway.


Motutapu Farm Walkway is located on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf. The walkway can be accessed near the campsite at the southern end of Home Bay on the island’s eastern coast, or from Islington Bay, at its western end.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes one way
Length: 4.2km one way
Created: 27 November 1978
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Motutapu Walkway page on the Department of Conservation’s website.

Photo provided courtesy of Motutapu Restoration Trust.