Rustic, wind-weathered cribs at the shores of Mullet Bay. Crayfish, blue cod, pāua, kina and mussels are plentiful in nearby waters. Just offshore is Matariki Island, one of two small landmasses that keep the cove protected. The 1997 Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement returned Matariki Island and the small rocky islet to the Ngāi Tahu.
Rustic, wind-weathered cribs at the shores of Mullet Bay. Crayfish, blue cod, pāua, kina and mussels are plentiful in nearby waters. Just offshore is Matariki Island, one of two small landmasses that keep the cove protected. The 1997 Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement returned Matariki Island and the small rocky islet to the Ngāi Tahu.
The local cows also appear distinctly relaxed.
Cosy Nook – to the left. Watch out for ducks crossing.
Cosy Nook – to the left. Watch out for ducks crossing.
The Snipe 7519 is an old wooden working boat berthed permanently at Cosy Nook – supported by wooden pylons, it hasn’t been wet for some years. Photos of the boat from decades ago, when it sailed the around the Southland coast, still hang on the walls at the pub in nearby Kaka Point.
The Snipe 7519 is an old wooden working boat berthed permanently at Cosy Nook – supported by wooden pylons, it hasn’t been wet for some years. Photos of the boat from decades ago, when it sailed the around the Southland coast, still hang on the walls at the pub in nearby Kaka Point.
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Another view of Cosy Nook. Many visitors tuck away a rock from the beach as a keepsake. To the left is the distinctive square-hewn visage of Cathedral Rock.
Another view of Cosy Nook. Many visitors tuck away a rock from the beach as a keepsake. To the left is the distinctive square-hewn visage of Cathedral Rock.

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