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Piercy Island, known simply as “The Hole In The Rock”

At the very northern tip of Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands.

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The island is more of a rock, barren only having gannets and other sea birds to call it home. It was named Piercy Island by Captain Cook in honour of one of the Lords of the Admiralty – it is called Motukokako in the Maori language. The 210-foot hole at sea level was created over centuries by wind and waves making it one of the most naturally beautiful sites in New Zealand. Being a popular tourist destination there are a multitude of tours offered and if the waters are calm and the tide is right the jet boats will go right through the hole.


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