Camp Bay tends to act as a wind funnel but has good holding.
Camp Bay (Port Hardy)
This bay was named after a large bush-felling camp located in the vicinity during the late nineteenth century.1
Archaeological evidence of refuse piles and argillite flakes, indicates this bay was probably inhabited by the Waitaha, a pre-historic iwi (tribe) skilled in quarrying and the production of stone implements.2
1. Olive Baldwin, Story of New Zealand’s French Pass and d’Urville Island (Plimmerton: Fields Publishing House, 1979), 142.
2. I. W. Keys, “The Cultural Succession and Ethnographic Features of D'Urville Island”, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 69 (1960), accessed April 24, 2018, http://www.jps.auckland.ac.nz/document/?wid=3081 .