This narrow bay leads to the extreme south-western end of Tennyson Inlet.
There is road access to the head of the bay and it is possible to launch trailer boats there.
Both arms of the bay are shallow and it is best to keep at least 50 metres from the shore.
There are dangerous outlying rocks beneath the surface on the western side of the bay, as can be seen on the nautical charts.
The anchorage in the outer part of Te Mako Bay is good shelter in NW to N winds.