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Monkey Island

Tautapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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This special spot is too good to miss. Surfing. Walking. Yoga. Freedom camping. Amazing sunsets... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Riverton, New Zealand
via mobile
Don't go there!

Seriously gorgeous and I don't want it to get too popular.....seriously gorgeous. Watch out for the... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
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“small island” (2 reviews)
“low tide” (6 reviews)
Tautapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This special spot is too good to miss. Surfing. Walking. Yoga. Freedom camping. Amazing sunsets. Walk onto Monkey Island at low tide & enjoy panoramic veiws Ocean. Snow Capped mountains Bush. On calm days the Hector dolphins can be seen swimming in the natural lagoons...More

Thank lovesoutherlies
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Seriously gorgeous and I don't want it to get too popular.....seriously gorgeous. Watch out for the tide!

Thank jnbGeorgia
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Trip down memory lane. Beautiful sights from here. Huge council sub division. Minimal housing, great spot for Paua.

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Nice place. We had no luck with the water level so could not go to the island. It was nice sunny today but extremely windy. We could take some good photos!

Thank Agika901
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We chanced upon the reserve at Monkey Island & were both very taken with this delightful spot. The reserve is situated beside a beautiful sandy beach with freedom camping available with toilets & information boards. At low tide you are able to walk out to...More

Thank 229ceca
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We pulled into Monkey Island to check it out during very high winds and we decided not to even get out of the car because it looked so rough and nasty. But, on a nice day I'm sure it would be a great walk to...More

Thank Jimmy P
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Cute wee island and a welcome leg stretch. Not much too it, but can have some good photo opportunities. We got there as the tide was turning, and had a wet rushed return, so it does pay to check the tide table.

Thank Shazster
Reviewed May 15, 2016

I now know why it is called Monkey Island. All those years that I lived there I never found why it was called Monkey Island. I even helped to build the building that is still there. (1964) Of course it is only an Island when...More

Thank r0gerr2
Reviewed April 11, 2016

We had read about how wonderful the freedom camping site was at Monkey Island and were looking forward to sleeping behind the dunes. However the Roaring Forties did their best to keep us up for most of the night waiting for the van to get...More

Thank alunwyn
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and peaceful free parking area right beside the sea. Toilets water and rubbish bins all provided. Great beach for strolling although it is exposed to strong winds. Can't be beaten on a good day!

Thank Clara N
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