Cooks Cove and Hole in the Wall

Point of Interest

4.8 from 9 users.

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Walk to Cooks Cove where Captain James Cook stopped in 1769 as part of his circumnavigation of New Zealand - with information panels, a hole-in-the-wall, and a safe cove to swim in, this walk is a good option for children. 5.8 km return via same track. The track is closed each year for the lambing season from 1 August until the start of Labour Weekend (late October). Information panels along the walkway tell the story of Cook and the crew of the Endeavour's visit to Cooks Cove (Opoutama), the history of local iwi Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, and the excavation of an archaeological site at Opoutama first occupied by Maori. No dogs.

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Location

Lat: -38.385621 Lng: 178.318312

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Papewaio

Nice walk, 5.9 km and 320 elevation. Made the walk in 1.5 hrs, walking not very fast.

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Papewaio

Nice walk, 5.9 km and 320 elevation. Made the walk in 1.5 hrs, walking not very fast.

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Jdsadventures

Track has been upgraded with nice steps now up the first part then onto farmland with yellow marker posts to the Te Pourewa beacon of light monument. Easy(ish) walk to the lookout with great views.

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