The name of this bay seems to belie one of its characteristics. In NW conditions the hills behind the bay accelerate the winds, which then rushes down the slopes and out over the bay with considerable force.
This unfortunately makes the bay of little use as an anchorage in W to N winds.
Because the bay lies open to the south-east, it is also of little use as an anchorage in S sector winds.
The south-western end of the bay gives some shelter from SW to SW sea conditions, but the wind tends to gust down the hills.
The Tira-Ora Lodge in Tira-Ora Bay has water and stores available.