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A boat travel nearby Paihia, Bay of Islands.

Piercy Island, often known simply as "The Hole In The Rock”, is located off the north coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is at the very northern tip of Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands. The island is more of a rock, barren only having gannets and other sea birds to call it home.

The island itself 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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