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.