Onapua (Anapua) Bay

There seems to be a lot of confusion over the name of Anapua Bay: It is locally called “Onapua” and has been so since the turn of the century.

Chart NZ615 uses Onapua as the name of the coves on the south-west side about a third of the way in. ChartNZ6153 calls the whole bay Anapua.

Both names translate roughly as "stinking wind" and in the main part of the bay it sure does blow “like stink” regardless of the wind direction.

Overnight anchorage is not recommended anywhere in the main part of the bay.

The head of the bay has several attractive arms and useful anchorages and is reasonably sheltered from the wind.

Anchorage
Undesirable (Overnight anchorage is not recommended anywhere in the main part of the bay)
Depth
Mid (5-10m) | Deep (>10m)
Place name meaning
Roughly translates to "Stinking Wind"
Moorings
Between 5 and 20