Parua Bay

The western head is called Manganese Point, and the eastern is Reserve Point. The Nook is a small bay just to the north of Reserve Point.

The bay is sheltered and about 4 km wide, with about one kilometer between the headlands. The central bay has deep water, but there are wide intertidal zones around the coast. Motukiore Island is just inside Manganese Point and joined to it by a causeway at low tide, although the only practical access is by water. The contours of a defensive pā on the island are still clearly visible.

Solomon's Point divides the bay into two. The point is named after the Māori chief Horomona-Kaikou


15 °C

Clear, clear sky

Wind7.69 m/s
Cloudiness4 %
Temperature (min/max)15/15 °C
Pressure1014 hpa
Humidity70 %
Last update: 29 May 2024 @ 07:05

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