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