Paihia to Urapukapuka Island

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Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:06 pm

My mates are planning to stay at Urapukapuka island over newyears for 8 days im keen to take the kayak and supply them with fish was wondering is it to far to launch from paihia to go there? On google maps looks about 8km but can be decieving
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:10 pm

Hi Mate

I grew up in the BOI, I have just had a quick look at my Navionics Charts from Paihia to Urapukapuka. You would be looking at about a 15km paddle. All good if you plan on making a day of it, depends on your time restraints.

You can download the Web App and have a look on your computer for some reassurance on the distance I've just quoted above. https://www.google.com/search?q=navioni ... 8&oe=utf-8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Alternatively, if it were me, I would save the time and energy by getting dropped of at Rawhiti and paddling around 2km instead.

See this map https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rawhi ... 6143a2fe10" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Catch the ferry at Opua to Okiato, then take the road out to Rawhiti. Paddle to Urapukapuka from Rawhiti.

Hope this helps

Sounds like a sweet trip!

Cheers Rob
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks that sounds alot easyer
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:58 pm

Would there be good parking at rawhiti? And would it be safe if i left my car there?
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:24 pm

As bad as it sounds, best bet is to park at Rawhiti and bay the local Iwi the few bucks a day they want for you to park on Iwi land. Bout the only way to guarantee it won't get broken into.

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Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:26 pm

Have a look at these two websites and make your call.

Parking option: http://www.capebrettwalks.co.nz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Map location of the park: https://www.google.com/maps/place/253+R ... 75!6m1!1e1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I would call the Russell Information Center (in top link) to double check/reassure that its all legit and safe. It should be good.

That's the best of my knowledge. If anyone else has better suggestions, I would be keen to here them too.

Cheers Rob
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:21 pm

Thankyou im working out if it'd be better unloading gear at paihia then doing the one drive to rawhiti parking up for the week there or getting someone to drop us off at rawhiti and have to do the drive again to pick us up
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