Whareātea Bay

This large bay gives good shelter and holding in winds from SW to W to NE. Do not anchor close to the shingle beach as the holding is variable. It is uncomfortable in S by E when light to moderate, dangerous in greater than moderate.

As a result of Waitangi Treaty settlement agreements this Bay has had its name changed.

Whareatea Bay replaces Whareata Bay


There is a plaque fixed to rock in the N end of the bay just NE of stream. This marks where Captain James Cook took on water before sailing W towards the Great Barrier Reef. This was to be his last voyage to Aotearoa.