The screen location of Seaview Marina, with hundreds of boats berthed in the seaport.

The suburb of Seaview in Lower Hutt was known as Owhiti to local Māori pre-colonisation. It was a prosperous area thanks to the Waiwhetū Stream until the 1855 Wairarapa earthquake. This lifted the riverbed and turned the surrounding land into a desolate swamp.

It became an industrial area in the late-1920s and 1930s, with a focus on car manufacturing plants.

In recent years it has become known for its marina. The newest and fastest-growing in Wellington. Located at the sheltered northeast end of Wellington Harbour, it has been lauded as a world-class haul-out facility.

There are 360 berths accommodating vessels from 10 metres to 26 metres. It also has storage for 250 trailer boats in two secure compounds and a four-lane concrete launching ramp. Visiting cruising boats are welcome.

Each berth has power and water and there are ablution and laundry facilities available. There is also a café on-site with a deck looking out over the water.

With the green hills of Wainuiomata serving as the marina’s backdrop, it makes for a picturesque scene.

Location details

Jurisdiction Lower Hutt City Council
Permits required Yes, apply for a permit
Location descriptors Boats, ships, ferries, car lots, parking lots, car parks, coastal, seaports, waterways, maritime, bays, boardwalks, piers, jetties, boathouses, boatsheds, harbours, marinas, ports, wharves, sea/ocean, coastal walks, ocean views, seaside town, yacht club, coastal villages.