Saturday, 31 August 2013

Motuihe Island


Motuihe


Motuihe Island is a very small recreational island in the Waitemata Harbour, one of Auckland's two harbours.  Generations of Auckland children, including myself, went on the ferry to Motuihe to have school or church picnics. 

Motuihe has 2 beaches – one on each side of the island – so one of the beaches will be sheltered even if the other one isn't.  And it takes less than 10 minutes to walk from one beach to the other.

Beach on Motuihe Island


Lots of boaties also anchor up at Motuihe to swim, picnic etc.  Even quite large gin palaces as well as the more modest fizz boats.


Fantastic!

PS  in checking up for writing this post, I discovered that I have always previously spelled Motuihe wrong!  Motu means "island" in Maori.
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1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous little island! I had never heard of it but would love to be laying out on the shady beach right now!

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