Kia Ngawari Bay (Catherine Cove Resort)

Kia Ngawari Bay provides shelter in winds from W to N to SE. Holding is variable in sand and shingle and the bay can be very windy. An anchor watch is advisable in bad weather. The Wilderness resort here has a restaurant, wharf and moorings for casual use. 

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The name of this bay means a friendly place full of warmth and hospitality.

It is the area of Catherine Cove that has land.1


1. Olive Baldwin, Story of New Zealand’s French Pass and d’Urville Island (Plimmerton: Fields Publishing House, 1979) 129.