While there is good holding and shelter in northerly sector winds, the bay can be gusty in gale conditions. It provides shelter in south easterly winds but not in southerly or south westerly. The head of this bay is very shallow.
Tawa Bay (Onapua Bay)
- Undesirable in southerly to south-easterly winds
- Good shelter in north sector winds
- Good in north sector winds
- Mid (5-10m) | Deep (>10m)
- Place name meaning
- Tawa being 'tree/native tree' = Tree Bay