In Te Pangu Bay, there is good holding and shelter on the western side of the wharf from all but N to SE winds. It is shallow with little more than 1.5 metres at the end of the wharf.
This bay is exposed to wash from the ferries travelling to and from Picton.
The south-east part of the bay is very shallow and locally called “Joe Roars”. The southern wind (“Joe”) certainly does roar through here, hence this bay is not recommended for anchorage except for shallow draft boats in NE conditions.
There is a large salmon farm moored in the outer part of the bay.