Tautuku Beach Road, Tautuku

Tautuku is a spectacular, forest-fringed bay that sweeps round to an impressive headland.

From 1839 to 1846, a whaling station was sited near Tautuku peninsula's neck, and a port was later developed for the fishing, flax and timber industries. When these industries declined, the port was closed. Today, Southern Right Whales (Tohorā) are making a slow come back and can occasionally be spotted in the waters near the bay. New Zealand Sea Lions (Whakahao) and Yellow-Eyed Penguins (Hoiho) are among the wildlife that can often be seen on beach.

Department of Conservation
Last modified
Wed 27 Jun 2018
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