Island Bay is one of Wellington's most well-known and easily accessed bays. With a small island jutting out in the middle, ... More
Island Bay is one of Wellington's most well-known and easily accessed bays. With a small island jutting out in the middle, divers, swimmers and small boats, this lovely bay is ideal for all ages. It has inspired artwork by well-known New Zealand artist Rita Angus, and continues to inspire art students from the art school in nearby Erskine College. From the sea wall, visitors can watch the tidal flow between the island and the shore on an outgoing tide, the busy fishing boats coming and going, divers, rock hoppers and beachcombers exploring.
Relaxing with great walks along the foreshore with plenty to do and see. An old and established far southern suburb of Wellington that hosted, until the late 70's, one of Wellingtons biggest fishing fleets. Just 20 minutes from the city and on an excellent public transport route.
Scenic - you can see the South Island (Kaikora's) on most days which are snow capped in the winter months.
Wonderful sea views and as the name implies, there is an Island (Tapu Te Ranga) - how odd to have an island in a place called Island Bay :) The Island shelters the bay from the sometimes awe inspiring weather of Cook Strait.
Island Bay was the home of the two Maori tribes Ngai Tara and Ng�ti Ira when european settlers first arrived.
Head for the popular Orongorongo Valley on this well developed track. Passing through different types of bush, this easy walk
leads to the Orongorongo river. Once in the valley stay for the night in one of the many cabins ...
You could sit and watch the surfers all day as they do battle with the elements in this tiny bay.
It is not safe for swimming because of strong rip tides but watch the surfers use the rip to ...
On a fine day join the many other visitors and locals as they stroll the popular waterfront. Start at Queens
Wharf (view the many fishermen and watch the yachts and ferries as they come and go) and stroll past ...
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