mōtītī island

A small island 10km off the Bay of Plenty coast with a rich, but divided history.
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rocky cliffs & rolling fields

The edges of Mōtītī Island are lined with pōhutukawa, clinging to rocky cliffs. Its lush, green topography is gently undulating. Mōtītī Island is privately owned with locals growing produce such as avocados. There are no shops on Mōtītī Island. Food is either grown on the island, or sent over on the 10-minute flight from Tauranga.

permit details

Ngāi Te Hapū/ Patuwai and Tauwhao.

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

242 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 59 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

70 Kilometres | 59 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

70 Kilometres | 59 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

78 Kilometres | 58 Minutes

Taupo CBD

147 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 55 Minutes