Just 10 minutes from the Wellington Airport, the Cottage has Tapu Te Ranga Marine Reserve on its doorstep. The Cottage has Panoramic views of Wellingtonʼs South Coast, Cook's Strait, Tapu Te Ranga Island (Island Bay) and the South Islandʼs snow capped mountains of Kaikoura.

With the South Coast on your doorstep youʼll be able to surf, snorkel, walk along the South Coast, relax in one of the local cafes or just hang out at the beach to watch the sun set. For those of you that prefer the indoors, we have our very own iconic movie theatre, the Empire Cinema and a number of local art galleries all just a stroll from the Cottage. If the local scene isnʼt your thing then a quick trip into Wellington, which is only 15 minutes away and you will be spoilt for choice. Island Bay has a fantastic bus service running every 10 minutes to and from the City.

Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand is a must see. It has National Exhibitions, Events and Activities for Children. You can always spend the evening at the theatre or you could go shopping. Lambton Quay is New Zealandʼs real estate Golden Mile with unlimited choice of designer shops, cafes and restaurants galore.

The South Coast is a jewel in Wellingtonʼs crown and Island Bay is a great place to enjoy and access all the South Coast and Wellington has to offer.


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