Exploring the Bay

Even if you’re not a fisherman or diver, take the “Cream Trip” which follows the route of the 1920’s “Undine”, a small gaff-rigged sailboat – it is still in the Bay -look for the red sails.  In days gone by it delivered mail and supplies to the islands, collecting dairy produce from the farms in the Bay. It was also a handy way for some of the Bay’s inhabitants to visit their friends and relatives. Today, the Cream Trip takes you to those very same islands but includes Cape Brett’s famous ‘hole in the rock’ and a lunch break to explore the rare beauty of the island of Urupukapuka.

For the thrill seekers, take one of the high speed boat trips out to Cape Brett.  For those who enjoy more sedate sea travel, take a  sailing charter around the Bay or a dinner cruise at nightfall.

Kayakers are also very well catered for, either by hiring kayaks or canoes from the beaches or more adventurous group excursions for sea kayakers.

Enjoy horse riding on the numerous lush trails that wind their way across the span of the Bay.

For those more energetic people, take the many bush walks and treks in the Bay including from Rawhiti to Cape Brett Lighthouse (a good 8 hour hike one way!) or try the shorter Kauri Ridge Walk on original whalers tracks ( a shorter 2 ½ hours).