Roonga Point Area


Roonga Point is in the north western end of the NPA.

It is a nice little area, with views over Roko and Possession Islands,



... south of Peak Point,


... and west of Cable Bay and Punsand Bay.

Cable Bay

Starting in the Punsand Bay end, it's an easy drive...

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... or an easy beach walk, first to Cable Bay.

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After you leave Punsand Bay Resort, there is a rocky headland, 

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... with views back over the bay,

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... and a bit of rock hopping, a little sharp if you are bare feet!

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After the first headland, there is a little beach,

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... and after that is a second, smaller rocky headland.

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After that, there is a long beach,

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... and if you keep walking you come past the Cable Bay old Telegraph Line terminus site.

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Up on the bank, there is a nice spot,

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... and there is the old telegraph line site ...

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... and the terminus box,

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... the very northernmost one.

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Back on the beach ...

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... if you keep walking west,

Peak Point

In the end of the long beach, you come to a creek,

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... and then there is another rocky headland,

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... before there is another short beach.

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In the end of it are mangroves and a creek ...

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... some tracks up the bank,


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... then the beach continues,

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... to the mangroves,

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... and the rocks ...

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... to Peak Point :-)


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The Track into Roonga Point

South of Peak Point, is a track to Roonga Point.

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It gets gradually sandier before arriving at a coastal spot,

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... then follows the coast on the bank,

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... to where the track descends to a rocky beach,

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... with mangroves, beautiful views,

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... and sunsets.

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Beautiful spot but we don't camp here, as camping at Roonga Point is prohibited.
 
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Any sources
stating the opposite do not have local knowledge. Full information about where you are allowed to camp in the NPA is in the Destination Guide.





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