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 pavilion 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 offshore.  There are public changing rooms, toilets and shower facilities.

Join the locals and grab a coffee from one of the cafes, or pizza from the local pizzeria at the Pavilion, get an icecream too and watch the kids swimming, and wharf jumping and catch the sun setting over Wellington harbour.

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

For 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.

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. It is a private home so you can only view from the road.