12 miles east of Tauranga is Motiti Island
- known locally as Jurassic Park because of the huge fish caught there. The island has exquisite bays and beaches, excellent fishing and good shelter. Dolphins and whales are a common sight - Baleen whales are often seen around here with their calves. Nearby rocks and reefs, including the Astrolabe, Schooner Rocks and Plate Island offer diving which, under the guidance of a competent boat man, would be equal anywhere in the world.
http://www.charterguide.co.nz/F_area.htmHoward [ Just Imagine ] 18-Jan-2010