Te Raekaihau Point

Te Raekaihau Point

Location:  South coast between Lyall Bay and Princess Bay, Queens Drive | View on Google Maps

Suitable for:   Short walks, exploring rock pools and snorkelling

Brief description: Te Raekaihau Point, (‘the headland that eats the wind’) marks the boundary of the Taputeranga Marine Reserve, which aims to return the marine habitats to a more natural state and increase the size and abundance of fish. There is a coastal path that leads to Princess Bay, a popular swimming spot. 

Parking:  Large landscaped parking area

Toilets and changing facilities: None

Accessibility:  Well-formed walkway from here to Princess Bay

Dogs:  Dogs must be kept on a leash

History: The Council is following a plan to restore the Point and keep its rugged and wild coastal environment. Funding for the project is through the Plimmer Bequest. 

Friends groups: Te Raekaihau Coast Care