What to see and do

Pauatahanui Inlet offers the visitor plenty of options when it comes to recreation and entertainment. We have detailed below some of the many activities you can enjoy during your stay.

Local activities (with 5 minutes of The Cottage)

• Walks (beach, inlet, native forest and regional parks)
• Golf (2x 18 hole courses)
• Swimming (beach, inlet and aquatic center)
• Mountain biking (tracks from beginners to advanced)
• Kayaking (sea or inlet)
• Sailing (boats available for hire)
• Fishing tours
• Horseriding
• Extensive garden center (stocking a large range of plants)

• Shopping (extensive and varied range of shops)
• Gyms and fitness centers
• Museum
• Restaurants and cafes
• Cinemas (a boutique cinema located on the Inlet)
• Gallery

Wellington Area (within 15-20 minutes of the Cottage)

• Museum (“Te Papa”)
• City Gallery
• Mt Victoria look out (spectacular views of Wellington city)
• The Wellington zoo
• Botanic Gardens
• Otari (botanic garden with solely native plants)
• Karori wildlife sanctuary
• Seal colony
• Cable car
• Oriental Bay beach
• Live theatre