Poverty Bay

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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Poverty Bay, New Zealand.

Poverty Bay
38°42.000'S, 177°58.000'E Chart icon.png
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Map of Poverty Bay

Poverty Bay is the largest of several small bays on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island to the north of Hawkes Bay. It stretches for 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Young Nick's Head in the southwest to Tuaheni Point in the northeast. The city of Gisborne is located on the northern shore of the bay. The name is often used by extension to refer to the entire area surrounding the city of Gisborne.

Poverty Bay is one of the more fertile areas of New Zealand and famous for its Chardonnay, fruit, vegetables and avocados, with abundant sunshine and fertile alluvial soil.


Land Information NZ
NZ55 -- Cape Runaway to Table Cape
NZ5571 -- Poverty Bay and Approaches to Gisborne


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Poverty Bay is in the Portland weather region.

Currents & Tides

Give information on tides & currents.


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


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Poverty Bay is open to the sea to the east. No significant navigation hazards exist.

The entrance channel to Gisborne is straight, dredged, and well marked.

Health & Security

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Ports, Anchorages, and Islands


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



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