These two islands stand at the entrance to Tennyson Inlet. They are covered with native bush and have no satisfactory landing places.
There is good shelter on the western side of Tawhitinui Island, from north east to south west winds.
A stern line is desirable and care must be taken to avoid the rocks as can be seen on the charts.
There is no other anchorage about these islands.
A shoal protrudes from the north-west corner of Awaiti Island towards Tawhitinui Island for about 50 metres.
The rest of the channel between the two islands is clear.