Western River Cove

Western River Cove

General Position:

35 40.43 S. 136 58.25E

Note: approx. only. Do not use as an anchoring point on your GPS.

Shelter From:

W though S to SE


This is a small anchorage with swinging room for about 3 to 4 boats.

Headlands over 50 metres high on the eastern and western sides provide good wind protection.although the anchorage may be affected by swell.
Anchor in 4 to 6 metres of water in sand. Rock ledges extend out from the headland on each side.


This cove is accessible by public road, and is often used by professional fishermen. Though a very pretty anchorage, it does get a bit uncomfortable when the wind shifts to the east. The Western river enters the cove on the eastern end of a good sandy beach in front of small dunes. As with many of the anchorages on the North Coast of KI this anchorage can become quite dangerous in strong northerly weather and alternative shelter should be sought.

-January 2007