Robertson Point to Tory Channel Entrance

This coastline is quite rough but makes a good location for crayfish and paua diving off pleasure boats. The deep, crystal blue water surrounding these rugged cliffs offer a picturesque backdrop to any recreational fishing trip

This whole area is completely exposed to all sea conditions and is not recommended for anchorage as very big swells often pass through here.

Large off-lying rocks are situated along the coast from Robertson Point (entry to Port Underwood) to Fighting Bay. Care should be taken when navigating along this coastline by giving the coast a clearance of around 500 metres.

Swell may also be experienced after periods of strong winds despite the calm nature of the wind at the time.

Popularity
Seldom used
Anchorage
Undesirable
Shelter
Suitable only in N / NW but not recommended as may be unpleasant in stronger winds
Depth
Deep (>10m)
Type of beach
Rocky
Swimming/recreation
Diving | Fishing
Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
Rocky outcrops and large rocks lying off the coast should be given clearance of around 500m.
Local knowledge
Good crayfish potting in this area.
Moorings
None
Other information
Tory Channel is also known as Kura Te Au, the dual name was recently added as a Waitangi Treaty settlement agreement