Surat & Cannibal Bays are beautiful beaches with a real sense of history.
You can walk from Surat Bay to Cannibal Bay along the headland through the dunes (follow the wee orange signs or you could get yourself in a bit of a pickle). You pass close to the site where human bones were found, hence the name.
While you will see the shipwreck sign pointing to where the Surat ran aground in 1873 giving the bay its name (find out more at the Owaka Musuem).
The 8km road to Cannibal Bay is gravel and can be a tad bumpy in places (it's fine just take care).