Otuatangi Bay

Otuatangi Bay is satisfactory in NE to SE winds, although it should be used with caution as it is not sheltered from sea if the wind goes to S.


To the north of this bay, around a small point is O-Tara-wao or Cherry Bay.

O-Tara-wao means Tara’s forests.

The European name was given for the cherry trees that grew here in the 1880s. There is no record of who planted these trees but they were well established when European settlers leased the land for farming.1


1. Olive Baldwin, Story of New Zealand’s French Pass and d’Urville Island (Plimmerton: Fields Publishing House, 1979) 136.