The waka Te Arawa and Tainui first landed in this bay after their voyage from Polynesia. It is overlooked by the promontory of Tihirau, later renamed Cape Runaway by James Cook. It marks the eastern limit of the territory of the Mataatua hapū.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips
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