Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Tolaga Bay

Tolaga Bay is both a bay and small town on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. It was named by Lt. James Cook, but is known locally as Uawa. It is 45 kilometres northeast of Gisborne.

The region around the bay is rugged and remote, and for many years the only access to the town was by boat. Because the bay is shallow, a long wharf - the longest in New Zealand - was built to accommodate visiting vessels. In the 1830's there was a thriving flax trade involving early European traders. This wharf is now under threat from the elements and a committee from the township is appealing for funds and technical help to restore and save it. The town is a popular holiday spot. Its population is predominantly Māori.

Tolaga Bay Cashmere: formerly the County Council Office.

Tolaga Bay Inn. The café is excellent. If you just happen to be passing (yeah right) do call in.

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