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Activities – Events

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Annual events in Eastbourne and bays :

Mt Lowry Challenge

Our very own Cottage O/c Tracey Stevenson ‘leading’ then World Champion Melissa Moon up Mt Lowry! (Fact is Tracey entered the walking part of the event which started earlier and Melissa caught up and overtook her on the steep incline:)

The Mount Lowry Challenge is Wellington’s premier mountain run. Leaving from Days Bay, Eastbourne, it is a 12.75km run or walk
that challenges different levels of fitness. The route winds up through Eastbourne and along bush lined tracks in East Harbour Regional Park. Rising from sea level to 350 metres, this challenge gives some wonderful views of Wellington Harbour. Entry form and further information is available

Where: East Harbour Regional Park, Williams Park entrance

Cost: Entry Fees Apply

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: February


Back of the forest walk

Date: February

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: East Harbour Regional Park, Cheviot Rd entrance

Join the ranger on a walk through the lovely native coastal forest of Lowry Bay. Learn about local forest ecosystems and enjoy stunning evening harbour views.

Max 35 people, bookings essential.


Gollans Valley Adventure

Date: Late February

Time: 8.30am – 3.00pm

Where: East Harbour Regional Park, meet at Muritai entrance

Explore the off-track heart of East Harbour Regional Park in a guided tramp. A bus will drop is at York Bay where we’ll take the lesser knowen Kaitawa St Track to the Main Ridge. Then we drop down into Gollans Stream, folloqing the valley to Butterfly Creek and back to the start via Kowhai Track.

Must be able to walk off track for 6hours.

Max 30 people, bookings essential


Eastbourne Wharf to Wharf Swim

The annual Eastbourne Wharf to Wharf Swim is a fun, non-competitive friendly swim event that all age groups can enjoy together. The event features a 1.25km, swim from Days Bay Wharf to Rona Bay Wharf in Eastbourne.

For more information visit

Where: Days Bay, Eastbourne

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: Early March

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