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Explore Island Bay
A beautiful sunny, coastal suburb. Relax and watch the water lapping gently on the shore, as fishing boats bob in the harbour. Island Bay is a slow moving coastal suburb, situated 5 km south of the city centre.
Island Bay lies on the bay which shares its name, one of the numerous small bays off Cook Strait and west of Lyall Bay. 500m offshore in Island Bay lies Tapu Te Ranga Island, which forms a natural breakwater and provides a sheltered anchorage for local fishing boats. Spend time with family and friends relaxing at the beach, go exploring around the rocks or try your luck at one of Wellington’s best coastal fishing spots.
The hills sheltering from behind, and the island offering some protection from the southerlies, makes it an ideal spot for beach going families, fisherman and those who prefer a slower moving life at home with an incredible coastal view to boot.