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How To Spend A Day Travelling Around Eastbourne!

How to spend a day travelling around Eastbourne on a beautiful summer ☼ day!

If you are looking for something relaxing to do, take a small drive and head to Eastbourne, Wellington. There is something there that everyone will enjoy.

Eastbourne beach , people laying in the sun
Eastbourne Beach

It is actually a beautiful area with cafes, a park, a beach and plenty of nice scenery. There’s also a pond where little kids will enjoy feeding the ducks and eels.

Eastbourne Duck pond with ducks and eels
Feeding the ducks

Eastbourne has a big café with an ice cream parlor attached, so we stopped and had lunch there. I ordered the halloumi pizza which was actually so good I wanted more! We also got the pulled pork fries which was also delicious.

Eastbourne cafe
The cafe and Ice Cream parlor
Halloumi pizza at the Eastbourne cafe
Halloumi pizza and pulled pork fries

Just outside the café, there are a couple of fields where families seemed to be playing cricket or just laying there enjoying the sun.

A park in Eastbourne
A park where families can enjoy a picnic or play cricket

Down at the beach there were quite a few people jumping off the wharf into the water, building sandcastles or just soaking up the sun.

If you are feeling adventurous you can hire kayaks and paddle boards from Wildfinder in Days Bay, Eastbourne. Hiring fees start at $25 which is pretty good for some fun. Follow my link below to find out more about hiring water gear.


Wildfinder kayak and paddleboard hire in Eastbourne
Kayak and Paddle Board Hire

There are self guided heritage walking trails around Eastbourne to discover too if you are not keen on water sports. There are 4 walking trails which explain the towns development and the people who took part in it.

Eastbourne walking trail sign
Eastbourne Heritage Trail
Me in Eastbourne

So head out to this lovely part of Wellington on the next sunshiny day and enjoy!

How To Get To Eastbourne

From the Wellington city center, you can catch the Metlink bus number 83 which takes you to Days Bay and Eastbourne. It’s about a 45 minute bus ride. Follow my link below to get bus time table information.


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  1. I would like to go back to New Zealand someday and explore more of the North Island including Wellington. Thanks for the tips.

    1. I hope you can one day, there’s so many amazing places to see!

  2. Sounds like a great day out! 🙂

    1. It is Holly, I hope you can make it here one day !

  3. Such a beautiful city to explore!

    1. It definitely is! Thank you!

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