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'Points' of Interest. Tanners Point:
deep water access, an all-tide boat ramp, fishing, boating, bushwalks.

Tanners Point is a residential area based around the excellent all tide deep water access afforded by the harbour channel that swings in close to shore where the Tuapiro River empties into the harbour.

There's deep water swing moorings in the channel, a small wharf, and of course the boat ramp that can get quite busy at holiday time and weekends. Power and sail boats use the ramp as their main point of access to the northern harbour

Residents have joined with the local council and other groups to remove pests like possums, rats and feral cats. They aim to restore native plantings and provide a revitalised home for native birds.

For a different view of Tanners Point, travel to Tuapiro Point and walk along the foreshore. You will arrive at the pine trees seen behind the boats in the picture on the right. There's a great return walk around the inner estuary.

These pictures were taken on a quiet mid-week winter day. Tanners Point looks great at any time of the year. Check it out.

How to get there: About 8 kilometres north of Katikati turn right off State Highway 2 onto Tanners Point Road.

All photos: Kit Wilson & Sue Baker Wilson