TuiVisitor information – how to enjoy and make the most of your visit to Ōkiwinui Eastbourne.

Eastbourne is a suburb of Lower Hutt, a part of WellingtonNew Zealand. Lying beside the sea, it is a popular local tourist destination via car from Petone or from ferry crossings from central Wellington. An outer suburb, it lies on the eastern shore of Wellington Harbour, five kilometres south of the main Lower Hutt urban area and directly across the harbour from the Miramar Peninsula in Wellington city. A narrow exposed coastal road connects it with the rest of Lower Hutt via the Eastern Bays and the industrial suburb of Seaview. It is named for Eastbourne in England, another seaside town known as a destination for day-trips.

In the hills bordering Eastbourne there is mainly native bush and trees. With a locally administered possum-eradication programme, much of the native bush has regenerated, including red-flowering northern rātā trees. The bush has numerous tracks running to and from them, including a track along the entire bays hills ridge. With many settlers originating from Stromboli, an island near Sicily, the suburb has an Italian heritage similar to several other suburbs in Wellington; this is expressed particularly in its architecture … Wikipedia for Eastbourne NZ continues

Video flyover of Eastbourne Village (made to promote new bush track) – gives a great overview of our home.

Eastbourne Heritage TrailThe Eastbourne Heritage Trail starts at the Days Bay Wharf and continues south along the waterfront to Eastbourne, past the village and continues to the Wahine Memorial near Burdan’s Gate. Download a pdf/printable map.