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Tourism operators fund Otehei Bay

Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island is to benefit from a comprehensive upgrade of its wharf and visitor facilities, thanks to an agreement between local tourism operators and the support of the Department of Conservation.


Fullers GreatSights will replace the wharf at the recreational reserve, while Explore Group will continue to invest in the café and other facilities on the island. The agreement was finalised following discussions between the operators, Department of Conservation and Far North Regional Council. Fullers GreatSights general manager Charles Parker says, ‘With the investment in the wharf and on-island facilities, Otehei Bay will be confirmed as a ‘must visit’ destination in the Bay of Islands.’