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Bridge and Beach$73.00

  • Your skipper will stop at Tonga or Pinnacle Island to view the seals before dropping you off back at Totaranui

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

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

Take a scenic Aqua Taxi from Totaranui to Torrent Bay and then walk north to Bark Bay. Return from Bark Bay on the Aqua Taxi arriving at Totaranui.

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Bridge and Beach Journey

  • 1 Aqua Taxi from Totaranui to Awaroa

    Forest and sea look like they merge on this coastal section. Crossing the large open bay that joins Totaranui and Awaroa you will see what looks like endless long golden beaches.

    Places of interest: Awaroa Beach, Totaranui Beach

  • 2 Aqua Taxi from Awaroa to Onetahuti

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    This stretch of coastline crosses the boundary of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. You will see a lot of interesting eroded granite; take note of the colours caused by iron oxide and granite. Pass the inlet for Shag Harbour mostly accessible by kayak on a high tide. Look out for a huge round boulder similar to split apple rock - (estimated the size of a small house) sitting out on its own in the azure waters.

    Places of interest: Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Island, Awaroa Beach

  • 3 Aqua Taxi from Onetahuti to Bark Bay

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    You are entering the middle of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. You will see Tonga Island prominent in the distance which has one of the largest seal populations in the park. All of our boats hold a marine mammal viewing permit - so we can view all marine life from a distance of 20 metres. We stop at Tonga or Pinnacle Island and spend time viewing the seals

    Places of interest: Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Island

  • 4 Aqua Taxi from Bark Bay to Torrent Bay

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    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

  • 5 Walk from Torrent Bay to Bark Bay

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    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

  • 6 Aqua Taxi return journey from Bark Bay to Totaranui

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