There are 2 lovely bays on the south side of the passage between Waewaetorea and Urupukapuka Islands. The passage can be subject to surges coming through the passage from the north east. A Department of Conservation island with walking tracks around the island. Nice swimming and snorkelling at the north eastern entrance to the passage.
- Otehei Bay – Urupukapuka Island
- Waewaetorea Bay – Waewaetorea Island