All Day Bay

Ōrore / All day Bay


The sweeping bay and geology of All Day Bay make it a favourite attraction for families and visitors alike. 

The dark grey deep-water marine deposit called the Mt Harris formation (20 million years old) can be seen outcropping at the lagoon near the carpark for this bay.  This marks the beginning of the marine regression where the sea level began to recede.  

Towards the southern end of this bay broad sweeping impressive layered sediments containing volcanics outcrop.

During the 1879 Smith-Nairn Commission Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Ngāi Tahu land claims, Ōrore Point was recorded as a kāinga mahinga kai (food-gathering place) where tuna (eels) and inaka (whitebait) were gathered.

Please be aware the following hazards include: tides, wildlife, sharp and slippery rock underfoot, and falling debris from cliffs. Tsunami risk – if an earthquake is strong or long, get gone. 

Latitude: -45:12:34.430

Longitude: 170:53:05.929

Easy walk

5 min


Scenic views  & Photo opportunities

Public Toilets


To get to All Day Bay, take Waiankarua Rd out of Kakanui and after crossing the bridge, follow the Rd for 4km. There is parking available. 


Protection and guardianship are at the heart of the Geopark philosophy. We ask you to treat this site with respect, do not remove anything from this site and preserve it for our future generations.