Tawhitinui Island

These two islands stand at the entrance to Tennyson Inlet. They are covered with native bush and have no satisfactory landing places.

There is good shelter on the western side of Tawhitinui Island, from NW to SW winds.

 

 

A stern line is desirable and care must be taken to avoid the rocks as can be seen on the charts.

There is no other anchorage about these islands.

 

A shoal protrudes from the north-west corner of Awaiti Island towards Tawhitinui Island for about 50 metres.

The rest of the channel between the two islands is clear. 

Anchorage
Can be pleasant in Tawhitinui's western bay | No anchorage can be found around the islands
Shelter
Sheltered in NW to SW winds on the western side of Tawhitinui Island
Depth
Deep (>10m) | Mid (5-10m) | Shallow (<5m) especially closer to the shore and in Tawhitinui's western bay
Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
A shoal protrudes from the north-west corner of Awaiti Island towards Tawhitinui Island for about 50 meters. The rest of the channel between the two islands is clear. There are also rocks within the bay created on the western side of Tawhitinui Island.
Moorings
None