Cairn cast in concrete, measuring approximately one metre cubed.
Unveiled by Mr C.M. Bowden on 24th June 1958, he was the retiring chairman of the National Historic Places Trust of New Zealand.
Plaque on cairn:
IN THIS BAY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
ANCHORED AND WATERED HIS SHIP
H.M.S. ENDEAVOUR 20-22 OCT 1769
GPS Coordinates: -38.232883, 178.308490
Recorded and marked by the National Historic Places Trust of New Zealand.
Cook’s Log, page 311, vol. 7, no. 4 (1984)