Waiwhapuku Bay (Army Bay) – Maturua Island

A Department of Conservation Island with access to walking tracks right around the island. French explorer Marion Dufresne anchored off this bay in January 1772 and set up a hospital for his sick crew here. He and many of his crew were massacred in Assassination Cove later that month. Good anchoring in the middle of the bay in 2-3 m with moderate holding. Good protection from westerly winds. Occasional surge in northerly swell.