Camp Bay (Port Hardy)

Camp Bay tends to act as a wind funnel but has good holding.


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, .