Cavalli Islands & Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand

Cavalli Islands & Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand

Description: Captain James Cook named the islands when the Endeavour anchored nearby on 27 November 1769. The name refers to the fish (probably trevally) bought from Māori.
On the seafloor between the Cavalli Islands and Matauri Bay lies the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace vessel that was scuttled here in 1987 to become a dive attraction. Today the wreck is a complex eco system covered in corals and sea anemones.
Matauri Bay is a popular surfing venue in an easterly swell. At other times it's a peaceful beach for swimming and snorkelling.

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Keywords: New Zealand, Northland, Cavalli Islands, Matauri Bay, water, ocean, Cavalli Passage, Putataua Bay, Rainbow Warrior, diving, landscape, panorama

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