Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants, various types of galleries. There’s also a floating maritime museum and an aquarium. Local operators can take you cruising, fishing, dolphin watching, sea kayaking or mountain biking.
The Queen Charlotte Track is a major local attraction; you can conquer it on foot or on a mountain bike. Functional facts: Approx. population 3000, i-SITE Visitor Centre, ferry services to and from the North Island.