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Pauatahanui Inlet is the largest relatively unmodified estuarine area in the southern North Island.
The Pauatahanui Inlet and wildlife reserve features the only large area of salt-marsh and seagrass in the Wellington region.
The tranquil waters are home to many boats, boatsheds, and wildlife.
The large residential suburb of Whitby sits on one-half of the inlet, and coastal road and unpopulated rolling hills frame the other.