Pukerua Bay

Pukerua Bay is a charming coastal village only 30 minutes north of Wellington on SH1. A perfect stopover if you are travelling on a Cook Strait ferry. 

We are close to the Te Araroa trail and welcome walkers as well as cyclists. Our region has a variety of bush walks and nature reserves.

As we volunteer on local conservation projects and are keen trampers, we can give our guests tips about walks and opportunities to see native wildlife in the local area.

The photo shows Pukerua Bay from the Paekakariki Escarpment Track, part of Te Ara Roa.

  • Close to Railway Station, easy access to city by public transport
  • Two minutes walk to the beach
  • Coastal and Bush walks, including Te Ara Roa Paekakariki Escarpment Trail
  • Nature Reserves nearby, local conservation projects
  • Glass studio on site, talk to us about local crafts and galleries

Wellington and Kapiti Region

There's plenty to see and do in the Wellington and Kapiti region. Arts events include the WOW Wearable Arts Show and the New Zealand Festival of the Arts. All year around you can visit the Writers' Walk, the world class Te Papa Tongarewa - the Museum of New Zealand or the Weta Cave for film enthusiasts.

Wildlife attractions include the fenced sanctuary - Zealandia, Kapiti Island Nature Reserve, Otari Wilton's Bush, Pauatahanui Wetlands and Waikanae Estuary. For those that love the outdoors there are many opportunities for walking, mountain biking, kayaking and boating.

If you prefer the city experience, there are fabulous shopping precincts in the city, with many great cafes and restaurants.