Anita Bay

Coordinates: -44.58448, 167.79247

Piopiotahi, the first name for Milford Sound, originally applied to Anita Bay only. A beautiful soft type of greenstone, takiwai, used for carvings but not weapons or tools is found here. Most Maori artifacts found in the Milford Sound area have been discovered at Anita Bay.

Sealers had what they called a 'crazy hut' at Anita Bay in the 1800's. In 1932, gold miners built a stone house which still stands at the eastern end of the bay which they used as a base for their operations further north. In the 1930's Hugh McKenzie also had a house at the other end of the bay where he grew vegetables for the Milford Hotel.


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Anita Bay