No products in the cart.

Manukapua Island

Manukapua Island is situated off the end of the Okahukura Peninsula, smack in the middle of North heads Pouto Point and South Heads Bombing range, offering good views of the harbour once on the western side of the island.
At dead low tide the sandflats may very well be dry (as they were on my 1st encounter) but will quickly flood as the tides comes in. As part of this track is an easement (private land that has been opened to allow access to reserve land,) closing all gates, staying on the track and courtesy is required to maintain this arrangement.

Manukapua Island is home to many native (including Dotterel) and migratory birds which live and nest in the dunes, so stick to the sand track and stay off the dunes.

Remember, the sand may be soft in places, and be aware of the tides. Speaking to a local, I was told 2 hours either side of low tide is normally ok, but is wadable at high.


Manukapua Island
Manukapua Island

Contributed by: @daniel_fisher

Track type: Sand
Track composition: Smooth, Loose, Flat
Slippery when wet?: No
Suitable for bikes > 650cc Intermediate
Suitable for bikes < 650cc Intermediate
River crossings? No – But depending on tides the sand flats to Manukapua Island could be under water)

 

The easement to Manukapua Island
The easement to Manukapua Island
The track to Manukapua Island
The track to Manukapua Island
Manukapua Island
Manukapua Island
Manukapua Island
Manukapua Island

Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map Manukapua Island

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Robert Parton 8 months, 1 week ago.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #26798

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Discuss Manukapua Island]

    #26810

    Robert Parton
    Participant
    • Location: Gordonton, Waikato
    • Bike: RE Himalayan
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Looks like fun, I’ve not ridden sand yet as I think it might be quite a different kettle of fish. I’d be keen to try with others so we can push each other out if any get stuck

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.