The region's biggest town is located at the confluence of the Taruheru and Waimata Rivers, where they join to form the 1.2 km long Turanganui River. It is the site of Captain Cook's first landing
on the island.
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Statue of "Young Nick" who first spotted land from Cook's ship, looking towards the cliffs he saw
Captain Cook memorial
Site of Cook's first landing (now reclaimed land)
Logs are the port's main export