Te Arai Point (C21)

Te Arai Point and Tomarata Lake.

GPS: -36.160090 174.646898

Te Arai-Tomarata Lake overview

Te Arai-Tomarata Lake overview

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Looking north up the long beach with Bream Head in the distance

Looking north up the long beach with Bream Head in the distance

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Looking down at the former-quarry swimming cove at Te Arai

Looking down at the former-quarry swimming cove at Te Arai

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It's fun to swim in this cove because the waves gently woosh you back and forth.  Also fun is jumping off the rocks into the deep water.

It’s fun to swim in this cove because the waves gently woosh you back and forth. Also fun is jumping off the rocks into the deep water.

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Nice views both north and south from the walking tracks on Te Arai Point....not a house or bach in sight!

Nice views both north and south from the walking tracks on Te Arai Point….not a house or bach in sight!

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Looking south along the beach from Te Arai Point

Looking south along the beach from Te Arai Point

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This mosaic memorial bench is hidden in the soft grasses near the south-side carpark of Te Arai

This mosaic memorial bench is hidden in the soft grasses near the south-side carpark of Te Arai

Plaque on the mosaic Te Arai bench.

Plaque on the mosaic Te Arai bench

Plaque on the mosaic Te Arai bench

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Entrance sign for Tomarata Lake.

Entrance sign for Tomarata Lake

Entrance sign for Tomarata Lake

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Tomarata Lake and the Pacific out beyond

Tomarata Lake and the Pacific out beyond

The picnic area at swimmable Tomarata Lake.

The picnic area at swimmable Tomarata Lake

The picnic area at swimmable Tomarata Lake

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Tomarata has sandy little nooks along its shoreline, and clean, but tannin-stained waters

Tomarata has sandy little nooks along its shoreline, and clean, but tannin-stained waters

Tomarata has sandy little nooks along its shoreline, and clean, but tannin-stained waters.

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