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  • Key features Sheltered inlet
    North American & semirural aesthetic
  • Situated Within Wellington travel zone
    18km to Avalon Studios
    30km to Stone Street Studios
  • Location access Public

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.

Location details:

  • Boat access restricted by size due to bridge
  • Tidal flows