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On Auckland's doorstep yet holds good numbers of ducks particularly in the south Manukau which still offers many relatively remote areas.
Whangapouri, Oria and Drury Creeks west of Drury township are popular hunting areas.
Boat ramp at Weywouth provides good access to south and western harbour in fair weather.
- Drury Creek - Bottle Top Bay
Ramp into Pauhurehure inlet off Oakland Road, off main Karaka road (Hingaia Road), gives access to Drury, Whangapouri and Oria Creeks.
- Slippery Creek, Drury
Boat ramp at Slippery Creek (at High tide) gives access to south western arm of harbour and estuarine areas especially Drury, Whangapouri and Oria Creeks. Ramp located on Drury-Papakura Road (Great South Road) just north of Drury.
- Clarks Beach
Boat ramp providing good boat access for all tides.
- Waiau Pa
Boat ramp at end of Wharf Road. Approx 5km from Waiau Pa.
- Glenbrook Beach
Boat ramp on Kahawai Point on McLarin Road, off Glenbrook Beach Road. Approx 6km from Glenbrook.
Boat ramp at end of Sandspit and Rangiwhea Roads but best when tide is in.
Ramp useful in high tide only, off Waipipi Warf Road (approx 5km from Waiuku).
- Gordon Road
No formed ramp but can launch small boat off Gordon Road 2km north of Waipipi (approx 6km fro Waiuku).
- Te Toro Road
Boat ramp good for all tide use. Approx 8km from Waipipi on Te Toro Road, off Lees Gully Road (Approx 10km from Waiuku).
- Pollock Wharf Road
Boat ramp small and not well developed approx 4km from Pollok on Pollok Wharf Road (approx 20km from Waiuku).
- Matakawau Point
Boat ramp approx 6km from Matakawau, on Matakawau road (approx 25km from Waiuku).
- Grahams Beach
Boat ramp approx 15km from Pollok, off Grahams beach Road via Awhitu (approx 24km from Waiuku).