I took a day off last week to head over to Rangitoto for a hike around and a look at the lava caves and so on. I was quite intrigued by the name of one of the bays on the island, "Wreck Bay".
Didn't actually make it around to the bay, but done a bit of digging around today - which is quite interesting. This photo was one of the first things I found;
There's a larger version here: http://asif.iblog.co.nz/photo/420/488
Also some information on the ARC website: http://www.arc.govt.nz/albany/index.cfm ... A4FACA0AE7
including this litlle snippet "The wrecks are best visited at low tide. The deeper wreckage just offshore attracts a variety of fish and other marine life and can be appreciated by snorkelling or scuba diving."
Anyone dived here? I'd be keen on taking some fins and a mask over sometime and doing some freediving on the old hulks.