This walk offers views to Ponui Island, Coromandel Peninsula and the eastern Auckland mainland. Te Matuku Bay and Otakawhe Bay are part of a new marine reserve where no fishing is allowed.
At Orapiu Wharf, follow the signs around the coast to Otakawhe Bay onto Pearl Bay at the southern end of Te Matuku Bay. Follow Hunterville Road, an unformed road, and return to Orapiu Bay. There is no public transport to this location.
Park your car at the junction of Nepean Avenue and Hunterville Road and follow the walkway to Pearl Bay. This will halve the time of the walk. You can also walk from here to Orapiu Wharf.