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Beaches and Bays$72.00

  • The track crosses The Falls River Swingbridge - 47 m in length

  • This section is considered the most picturesque section of the park

Aqua Taxi to Bark Bay, walk to Anchorage (3.5 hrs or 11.7km) to meet the Aqua Taxi again.

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Beaches and Bays Journey

  • 1 Aqua Taxi from Marahau & Kaiteriteri to Anchorage


    You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. This stretch of water is called the Astrolabe Roadstead named by Dumont Durville. Roadstead was a term early seafarers used to describe safe sheltered waters.

    Places of interest: Kaiteriteri, Aqua Taxi Marahau Base, Aqua Taxi Kaiteriteri Base, Marahau, Split Apple Rock, Anchorage, Te Pukeatea Bay, Adele Island, Fisherman Island, Torrent Bay

  • 2 Aqua Taxi from Anchorage to Bark Bay


    This stretch of coastline can only be viewed from the water. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge.

    Places of interest: Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay

  • 3 Walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage


    The section of track between Bark Bay & Anchorage Bay is the most walked on this coast. From Bark Bay to Torrent Bay takes about 2.5 hrs and is 7.8kms. The walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage is around 3.5 hrs and is 12kms. This section has some beautiful stands of large trees including Rimu, Totara and Rata. You pass through Torrent Bay settlement, this is the largest public settlement in the Park, it is mostly holiday homes.

    Places of interest: Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay

  • 4 Aqua Taxi return journey from Anchorage to Marahau & Kaiteriteri

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