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Visit the beautiful Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve.
The Pauatahanui Wildlife Management Reserve, 25 minutes drive from downtown Wellington, is a nationally important wildlife reserve with hides for bird watching.
You can wander through a well-developed series of flat gravel and boardwalk tracks amongst the Pauatahanui Inlet estuary salt marsh vegetation.
The tracks run a total of 2.2 kilometres. Allow an hour to explore the area.
The reserve has some great views for keen photographers, so remember to take your camera. It can be muddy in places after rain, so wear appropriate footwear. Suitable for prams and children, but not wheelchairs.
Enjoy a coffee at the local café or take a picnic.