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“Sad Avana Passage”
Review of Avana Point

Avana Point
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Avana Passage, its significance & history of the waka leaving for Aotearoa is definitely not well represented!!

Well done to the carver for the CARVING portraying the migration of the waka to Aotearoa.
The circle of stones with each waka named.
Wow.. not much to say but SAD..

Ko te kupu o ngaa Tupuna, kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui!

It was so sad to see upon arrival it was unkempt & unattractive.

When you venture further round the corner, you come into the heart of beauty!!
The lagoon & all its splendor that it offers..
The warm, clear waters & its wonderful marine life.

Let's hope there will be a restoration for this significant historical sight!!

4  Thank Deniece K
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

point of origin for the departure of the canoes that sailed to new zealand, also provides a departure point for boaties, and has a great church accross the road

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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Avana Point is reached down a side road towards Avana marina accommodation, opposite the Ngatangiia CICC church. Historically the harbour has been used by early Polynesian settlers, European sea-voyagers and present day fishing vessels and yachts seeking safer anchorage during storms. The point offers visitors a close up view of the Pacific ocean beyond the reefline and inner sheltered lagoon waters. The tidal rips and turbulence can be viewed from this spot. Great spot to see the vaka-paddling champs during November whose course sprints takes contestants from Avarua harbour to Avana and return.

3  Thank Frangipani08
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Reviewed May 7, 2016
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Thank Jochen K
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