East Harbour Regional Park
East by West Ferries
Things To Do
There are some fantastic things to do in Eastbourne and the Bays, it is a great place to spend some time, whether you want to wear yourself (and the kids) out cycling, swimming kayaking and SUP boarding or just sit in the sun in one of the lovely cafes. There is something for everyone.
This local company runs adventures and equipment hire for whatever your adventure! They have a unique system where they make much of their equipment available for free once their sales targets have been met for the year - they are based in Days Bay and at the start of the Pencarrow walk / bike trail. Check out their website -
There is a regular ferry service between Days Bay and Queens Wharf in the Wellington CBD. There are commuter sailings during peak times and several off peak options.
Some of the services go via Matiu / Somes Island where you can spend the day exploring.
For full details, check the East by West Ferry Service website - https://www.eastbywest.co.nz
The East Harbour Regional has several well marked and well maintained tracks linking the bays. There are lots of options - most fitness levels are catered for and many of the tracks are suitable for children. A popular walk is from the Muritai Park entrance on Muritai Road near Karamu St - it heads up to the lookout and you can return via the McKenzie track which lands at the Eastbourne Village. Check out the Wellington Regional Council website for more details -
Days Bay beach is a great option as are the beaches south of the Rona Wharf in the Eastbourne Village. There is a summer outdoor pool in the Eastbourne Village, a 15 minute walk from the Days Bay Wharf
Hire a Scooter
In summer, hire a Lime Scooter and explore the area - head for the Eastbourne Village and then along the waterfront
Check out a Cafe
There are plenty to choose from here
Check out the shops in the Eastbourne Village and Days Bay
There are gift shops, cafes, a supermarket, library and much more - click here for an up to date list