Mokau Bay

Mokau Bay gives good shelter and holding in the coves on its northern side in winds from W to N to E. The rock shown on the sketch is not marked on marine charts.


This bay is named after Mokau Te Rangihaeata Kawharu, a chief of Ngāti Koata.1


1. Olive Baldwin, Story of New Zealand’s French Pass and d’Urville Island (Plimmerton: Fields Publishing House, 1979) 140.