Cable Bay and Hira Beach and Coastal
Rotokura / Cable Bay is a bay and small settlement 18 kilometres north-east of Nelson.
The settlement at the head of the bay is at the southern end of a thin strip of land or causeway connecting Pepin Island with the South Island.
The sheltered beach at Cable Bay has sandy patches but is mostly a shingle beach. The thin land connection to Pepin Island forming the crest of the beach is the result of a rare combination of strong currents and a rock source. The area is part of the Cable Bay Recreation Reserve, managed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation. It offers ample parking, toilets, and picnic tables, but no rubbish facilities. Overnight staying is not permitted on the reserve.
Cable Bay Kayaks offers guided kayak tours that immerse you into the beautiful local scenery of Cable Bay, just 20 minutes from Nelson. Find yourself following experienced local kayaking guides across clear water enriched with marine life. For your safety, Cable Bay Kayaks use modern kayaks and meet all industry safety standards. Only kayak operator on these beautiful Nelson waters.
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