Activities – Days Bay - Guthrie Cottage Holiday Home

Activities – Days Bay

Days Bay was originally the summer seaside resort for Wellingtonians in the late 1800’s accessed by ferry.  The Pavillion cafe as it is now was the former site of an english seaside resort styled pavillion with a wooden waterslide that took wooden boats flying down into the now duckpond!

The duckpond still attracts visitors, as does the well utilised Williams Park for BBQ’s, family gatherings and sports games.  There are public tennis courts, toilets and a cafe.

The beach is a favourite summer spot for young and old.  Its a safe swimming beach with raft off shore.  There are public changing rooms, toilets and shower facilities.

Join the locals and grab a pizza from the local Pizzaria and a gelato from Sugar Cafe and watch the kids swimming and the sun setting over Wellington.

You may occassionally see a lone seal swimming in the bay in the late afternoon too!

Fore the more energetic you can hire a kayak, SUP or bike at Days Bay Boat Shed, and there is also bike hire at Burdan’s Gate. Phone 562 8500 or 027 570 0108.


Fish from the wharf – just watch out for the Ferry docking!

Catch the ferry to Matiu – Somes Island and take a picnic and its a short hike around the island and catch the ferry on its return back to Days Bay.

For a more gentler activity – check out Katherine Mansfield’s cottage where she lived in the early 1900’s and where she penned ‘At the Bay.