Man O'War Bay is located on the eastern side of Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Captain Cook first came across the area in 1769 when he anchored in the bay during his first voyage around the islands of New Zealand. He noted the Kauri trees along the shore and thought that they would make good masts for the Royal Navy warships, thus giving the bay its name - Man O'War. Today, the Man O'War Bay is home to the Man O'War vineyards and an access point to the road that leads up to the historic Stony Batter reserve. We went for a nice little walk when we were out there over New Year's.
|Cross the road that runs parallel to the beach and you'll see this old church. It is fenced off and marked as private property so you can only view it from afar.|
|Next to the church is the Man O'War tasting room where you can sample their wines and buy a few bottles to take back to your boat with you.|
|Nice mangoves near the wharf.|
|Much of the land is fenced off and private, but there are still some interesting views you can see along the way.|
|Even if you don't want to walk all the way to Stony Batter, wander along for the road a while and take the sights in.|