Time Required : 2-3 hours
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The Island Bay is a must-visit area when you’re in Wellington, with the beautiful beach and diving schools to visit around. It is located just 5 kilometres from the city centre and is very easily accessible using both, public transport and personal means of commuting. Tapu Te Ranga island is located just offshore Island Bay, which functions as a natural breakwater and provides a sheltered anchorage for local fishing boats.
The place is perfect to spend a day at, and you can chill at the Island bay beach with friends, or take a few lessons in scuba diving at the Island Bay Divers institute. You can also go swimming in the clear water, and explore the marine life offshore. Diving tours also allow you to explore the ruins of HMNZS Wellington, which lies just east of Taputeranga Island. A movie at the Empire cinema, followed by dinner there and a night walk at the beach would be the perfect date night! Don’t miss out on this gem of Wellington while you’re there!