Cooks Cove
Image: Moira Lee | DOC



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

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min Easy: Walking track

Seasonal restrictions

The track is closed each year for the lambing season from 1 August until the start of Labour Weekend (late October).


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