We decided to risk being overwhelmed by the last weekend of “silly season”. Many Kiwis are going back to work Monday 18 January. But we were keen to enjoy Urupukapuka Island, so we headed for Paradise Bay.
By mid-day when we sailed into the bay we were only boat number 5 — heaps of space. By sundown there were a lot more, but not at all a problem.
By 4pm we were off to Otehei Bay to do some more exploring by foot. We saw only another half-dozen walkers on the trails. The beach at Urupukapuka Bay was about one-half as busy as our last visit around Christmas.
We decided we wanted to explore the peninsula bordering Albert Passage for the first time, so we definitely got some exercise!
BTW, the cafe at the Zane Grey Camp is open now…