This is the spiritual heartland of the Queen Charlotte Sounds (Totaranui).
Experience a beach landing on beautiful Blumine Island. Climb to the WWII gun emplacements.
Like a lost civilization hidden in the bush, listen to the bird song while taking in the magnificent views.
Or try and catch a fish (on a catch and release basis with barb less hooks) while you are waiting for the others to return.
Have lunch in Anatohia Bay or visit the only Gannet colony in the Sounds or the large seal colony around the Salmon Farm, keep your eyes peeled for the resident pod of Hector Dolphins.
Learn the myths & legends of East Bay, “The Bay of Mystery!” legends of Spanish Conquistadors, Ghost Ships and Maori wars. Visit the Arapawa Wildlife Sanctuary, created and run by a real Sounds Icon, Betty Rowe. (Learn of her amazing battle to save the Arapawa Goats from extinction). Feed feral goats and pigs, descendant from the animals liberated by Captain Cook, and Spanish Merino sheep.
9.30am until 5:00pm. Fully Catered.