Pohara is one of the main holiday centres of
the Bay with a beach that must rank among New Zealands safest.
It is also a popular centre for windsurfing
and kayaking. Hire equipment
is available for those who forgot their own. Every standard of accommodation
is available (book early!) from a large camping
ground right on the beach to motels,
cottages and B&Bs.
For the sports enthusiast the golf
club, tennis courts
and bowling club are all
located here. Dances and other entertainment are held at the Pohara
Hall throughout the festive season and each year Pohara Beach Holiday
Park organises the hilarious Beach Horse Races which always brings
out a crowd of locals and visitors alike.
Enjoy the scenic drive along the coastline from
Pohara to Ligar Bay and beyond. The
beach-side road crawls beneath rugged limestone cliffs covered in
part with remnants of original native forest. See the summer flowering
rata trees but please, once you have passed the appropriately named
cafe, watch out for penguins crossing the road. You could see them
anywhere for the next few kilometres.
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