Torea Bay

The entrance is between Ngatawhetawheta and Pihaka Points

Approximately one and a half miles long it is deep until close to shore

The North end of Torea is the terminus of the road to Portage with a wharf and floating jetty, one available for loading and unloading passengers.

A small shed at the end of the wharf contains a telephone that connects to Portage Hotel and permits calling for transport

This wharf is frequented by commercial water transport operators

The road across the saddle is a reasonable grade and the walk takes approx. half an hour

The view from the top into Queen Charlotte on one side and Keneperu Sound on the other is worth a quick stop and photo

The head of the two bays on the western side, locally called Peach Bay, gives good shelter except in E sector winds, and has good holding.

At the head of Carey Bay is the old Carey homestead, which is owned by the Outward Bound organisation.

The head of Carey Bay is the best shelter in S sector winds. Holding is excellent.

Popularity
Very
Anchorage
Good
Shelter
Good
Holding
Excellent
Depth
Mid towards the heads of the bays
Type of beach
Shingle / Cobble
Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
Can experience Ferry and Boat wash
Moorings
Numerous throughout bay
Other information
The view from the top into Queen Charlotte on one side and Kenepuru Sound on the other is worth a quick stop and a photo.