We visited with family, and therefore had a little bit of inside information into the Island, but our hosts at the Tiare Cottages also helped.
Tiare Cottages. We struck it lucky with the O'Kiva Cottage on the point and a bit more secluded.
O'Kiva at The Point
One of the cottages
The cooking and dinning area
As I mentioned there are no restaurants, no cafes so you must bring it all with you or pre-arrange with your hosts before you arrive.
- For such a small Island (18 km to travel around in the truck) there is a lot to see.
- We actually spent a significant time just watching the waves.
- Vai Ou Caves, they were not easy to find but were easy to navigate once we got there
- We were lucky enough to see a whale at Arapaea Landing
- The view at Anaiti Cove, and I love the story of Kea, who's grave is here
- Te Oneroa is the a popular swimming beach and where I got the shot of the wave above, but it was way too rough to swim while we were there
- The Divided Church, with the spectacular colours
- The cave out to sea at Anaraura Beach
- The giant Banyan tree (not on any map)
- Sunset at "The Point" (on private land)