Story: Wellington places

Harbour pursuits

Harbour pursuits

With a lack of wind rarely a problem, sailing and windsurfing on Wellington Harbour are popular pastimes. While windsurfers and small sailboats race in and out of Evans Bay, larger boats head to the open waters of Cook Strait. Other craft lie still, fishing lines outstretched. Onshore fishing can also be good, with anglers perching along rocky outcrops and wharves.

Using this item

Private collection
Photograph by Chris Maclean

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Wellington Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016