It is thought that Kirikiri Warea Pā was still occupied up until the Kai Huānga feud in the 1820s. The pā was located in Menzies Bay, one of the small bays between Little Akaloa and Pigeon Bay.
A palisaded village was located there surrounded by bush clad slopes. Karaka trees grew in a grove above the beach.
Little remains of the pā today, except for midden (domestic waste dumps) remains and the remnants of a canoe landing place on the rocky beach.