The old timber jetty in the harbour is the place to promenade, sit and fish, photograph sunrise or watch swimmers, seabirds, fishing boats, canoe paddlers and cruising yachts come and go.
Nearby foreshores and picnic area is fabulous for families to spend some time relaxing, having a bbq while the kids can enjoy playing in the parks or riding their scooters along the pathways.
At the adjacent marina, the fishing fleet and boats go about their daily routine - landing fish or getting ready to venture out for more. Whale watch boats in season (June to November) set out on their expeditions with excited passengers while other folk sip latte at the marina cafe or snack on fish and chips from the Fishermen's Co-op.
The marina breakwall now joins the mainland to the once isolated Muttonbird Island. This allows pedestrian access to viewing platforms at the top and eastern end of the island. From the top the panorama is 360 degrees - ocean, islands, marina and mountains. At the eastern end, the scene is of rocky coast, harbour entrance and the Pacific horizon.