24 Apr 2013

Island walkway to be announced

9:20 am on 24 April 2013

A new walkway is to be created on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands. It will be announced at the TRENZ tourism trade fair on Wednesday morning.

People will be able to stay on the islands for three days learning about Maori heritage, volcanic landscapes and the ongoing conservation work.

Guests are expected to stay in huts on the islands, but over time, Ngai Tai iwi hopes to build a marae on land it was gifted in its Treaty settlement.

Rangitoto and Motutapu were declared pest free in 2011.