The bay is very popular for surfing, with waves suitable for all levels, and its sandy beach is great for swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and more.
Feel on top of the world at Mores Scenic Reserve, a beautiful reserve that offers excellent views over the coast and the surrounding land, as well as several great short walks.
The reserve is located on Howells Hill overlooking the township of Riverton. The spectacular views over Southland and Foveaux Strait towards Stewart Island are complemented by the beautiful, gentle bush walks that feature abundant birdlife.
These walks include: the short uphill 20 minute return Hilltop Lookout Track, the easy 20 minute return Kings Track that follows a bush route used by early settlers, the 45 minute return Mores Lookout Track that goes through native forest to a tree-top lookout platform, and the more difficult 2 hour return Mores Coastal Loop Track that emerges from coastal forest and follows marker posts along beaches and rocky outcrops on the southern coastline.
This area includes wahi tapu (treasured places) for Maori and visitors are asked to respect this. There is plenty of parking space in the carpark and public toilets.
Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.
- Natural Attraction
- Free Things to Do
- Outdoor Activities
- Less than half day
- Family Friendly
- Wildlife Spotting
- Scenic Photo Point
- Scenic Attraction
- Walking & Tramping
- Dogs on leash