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The   small   bays   and   beaches   along   Māhia East Coast Road provide  all  types  of  fishing.

With  the right conditions,   you   will   find   out   why   it   earned   its nickname Snapper Rock. Fish  close  to  the  rock  as  this  is  far more  productive.  Snapper,  kahawai and   kingfish   can   be   taken. Live  baiting  with  mid-size  kahawai  is  the most  productive  method. This is also a very good spot for those with diving gear.

When the surface is wet it becomes very slippery, so be careful.


From Wairoa, take State Highway 2 towards Gisborne. At Nūhaka, continue straight ahead towards Māhia. At Māhia follow Ormond Drive and then continue straight onto Māhia East Coast Road. Follow Māhia East Coast Road for about 9.5kms until you see big flat rock formations on your left hand side - Snapper Rock.

Where to find the iSITE

Physical Address: 9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
Postal Address: PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day

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0800 HAWKES BAY (429537 229)
and press 3 for Wairoa

+64 6 838 7440
+64 6 838 3901

9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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