- Beaches & Bays
Haulashore Island is situated just off the coast of Tahunanui Beach, and was originally part of the Boulder Bank.
In 1903, pioneer settlers to the Nelson Tasman region needed to dredge a channel, which is now known as The Cut, through the Boulder Bank to improve the ease of shipping into Port Nelson.
At all times of the year, you’ll see kayakers, paddleboarders and boaties heading out to the island for picnics or to go fishing off the jetty. Whilst there isn’t any commercial activity on the island (ie there’s nowhere to go shopping or eat lunch), the island is home to some interesting wildlife including little blue penguins.
The Ferry offers regular transfers to and from Haulashore Island, the Boulder Bank and the historic lighthouse.
Photo credit: www.nelsontasman.nz