Ferry Landing

Ferry Landing is a historic location that gives access to the pedestrian ferry service to Whitianga. The old stone section of the wharf was the first stone wharf built anywhere in Australasia in 1837. This was to support an already thriving timber trade and even predates the founding of colonial New Zealand with the Treaty of Waitangi.

From Cooks Beach, head west on Purangi Road past Maramaratotara Bay to reach Ferry Landing. The short walk to the pā site on Whitianga Rock site also starts at the end of the wharf car park.

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