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Coastal walk to Riverton Rocks and Howell’s Point.

Approximately 10 km Allow 4 hours Follow Bay Road and Towack Street (anglicised version of chief Tuhawaiki) to Howells Monument, down to beach around Talls Point into Taramea Bay – good safe swimming in the bay, a dairy for refreshments, soundshell for events, toilets and another playground.

Continue past the famous rocky bays of Riverton Rocks – Mitchells Bay, Hendersons Bay, etc sometimes on the beaches, around or over rocks, or following the walkways and pavements. Safe swimming, surfing and picnic spots feature along the way.

Exit the beach (Unless very low tide) around Kauango street and follow road over cattle-stop into Howells Point Reserve. Toilets and shelter shed here. At the Point, a climb to the beacon light ensure good views of Foveaux Strait – with spectacular seas on a stormy day. Sea birds like Shags, Gulls, White –fronted Terns,Titi (Sooty Shearwaters) and the little banded Dotterals etc. are often to be seen.

Return via the beach or along Rocks Highway back into the town.



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