Waikawa Bay and marina
Although Waikawa has no shops with basic provisions, some basic items can be purchased at holiday parks, some accommodation apartments and many luxury holiday homes along the shoreline. Waikawa is an important New Zealand tourist destination because its large marina acts as gateway to the Marlborough Sounds and famous treks (hikes) such as the Queen Charlotte Track.
Waikawa is host to Waikawa Marina which is one of the largest marinas in New Zealand. Waikawa Marina hosts 600 yacht berths and 70 individual lock-up boatsheds. The marina offers a typical range of modern on-site marine services and facilities. These facilities include a café/bar and accommodation.
A native school existed at Waikawa Pa by 1877.
- Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 61. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.
- Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 133, 139. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
- Quickstats about Waikawa
- Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Waikawa Bay School
- A. D. McIntosh, ed. (1940). Marlborough - A Provincial History. p. 345.