A stunning traditional Māori art form that's also an important conversation piece on the dual heritage and shared future of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Pourewa (Beacon of Light) is so much more than a beautiful carving.
Big, bold and brilliant to see lit up at night, the 12-metre high sculpture on Hoturangi Maunga in Uawa/Tolaga Bay was resurrected in October 2019 to commemorate Tahitian ancestor, navigator and priest Tupaia and his arrival at Opoutama (Cook's Cove) on the Endeavour in 1769.
This is a stunning traditional Māori art form that's also an important conversation piece on the dual heritage and shared future of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Access to Te Pourewa is by foot via the Cooks Cove Walkway in Tolaga Bay.
Location
Address:
Uawa (Tolaga Bay)
Opening Times
Business Hours:
Cooks Cove Walkway is closed each year for the lambing season from 1 August until the start of Labour Weekend (late October).

Months of Operation:
Facilities and Features
Proximity to Town:
3.5km's to Tolaga Bay
Parking:
Free parking is available at the entrance to Cooks Cove Walkway
Other Charges:
Free of charge
Weather Considerations:
It is not advisable to visit in wet weather conditions

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