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Eastbourne – Transport

A leisurely ferry ride from downtown Wellington across the harbour has you at the seaside village resort of Eastbourne, which basks in late afternoon sun, with both beach and bush at its backdoors – back in 1903 you would have travelled on the Cobar – a well loved ferry with a tendency to emit huge amounts of smoke and roll in rough weather… Those were the days! Timetable:see  www.eastbywest.co.nz

Those who drive the scenic waterfront drive around the Bays to get to Eastbourne say it has the feel that you really are on holiday – even if it’s just for the weekend, or coming home from work!! A far cry from the horse and cart trips families made in the 1890’s to spend at their basic two roomed bach!

Bus Service

There is a regular bus service from Eastbourne toWellington, to see a timetable, visit  www.metlink.org.nz   There is a bus stop on Muritai Rd about 5 minutes walk from the cottage.

Train Station

There is a train station at Petone,  www.transmetro.co.nz has timetables and fares and you need to select the Upper Hutt Line (but the station to hop on/off is Petone and go to Wellington).

East By West Ferry Service

Ferry service from Days Bay Wharf, Eastbourne  to Wellington. On some trips the ferry stops at Matiu Somes Island (a conservation reserve). It is about a 30 minute walk from the cottage (5 min drive) to the Wharf at Days Bay.  www.eastbywest.co.nz

Wellington Airport Transfers

Wellington Combined Taxis Phone: 0800 38 4444.

CO-OP  Shuttles

04-387 8787 or  www.co-shuttles.co.nz