The drive up via Pipiwai Road is very scenic though much of it is unsealed. Still worth the drive amongst the big hills forest and bush.
We drove to Herekino then took Owhata Road to its end about half way down the south side of the harbour then walked to the entrance by skirting the shore. This is easiest done with the tide down a bit as rocky parts would be difficult to traverse.
It is a beautiful isolated place.
Looking west to the entrance.
It is a small very clean sandy harbour
Round concretion boulders. These four
were interesting in that each one was quite
different to the next
The West Coast. Isolated and
beautiful on a calm day
East up the harbour to Mt Herekino