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Bays and beaches around Wellington's southern coast.
Houghton Bay Beach is good for short walks, picnics and exercising your dog.
Island Bay Beach is a popular spot for swimming, diving and snorkelling.
Owhiro Bay marks the entrance to Wellington south coast and has a boat ramp.
At Princess Bay you can swim, take a short walk, or explore rock pools.
The walk from Owhiro Bay Quarry on the coastal 4WD track takes just under an hour and passes historic baches.
Along from Red Rocks, Sinclair Head is popular for seal spotting in winter.
Sheltered Tarakena Bay is popular for diving, snorkelling and exploring rock pools. You can also launch your boat from there.
The quarry forms the starting point of an easy walk or off-road cycle to Red Rocks or Sinclair Head.