Owhiro Bay

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Owhiro Bay
Owhiro Bay School.jpg
Owhiro Bay is located in New Zealand
Owhiro Bay
Owhiro Bay
Owhiro Bay is located in New Zealand Wellington
Owhiro Bay
Owhiro Bay
Coordinates: 41°20′38″S 174°45′32″E / 41.344°S 174.759°E / -41.344; 174.759Coordinates: 41°20′38″S 174°45′32″E / 41.344°S 174.759°E / -41.344; 174.759
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Electoral wardFleur Fitzsimons
 • Total1,743
EastIsland Bay
SouthCook Strait

Owhiro Bay is a southern suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, that overlooks the Cook Strait. It is situated west of the larger suburb of Island Bay. Owhiro Bay has been the industrial area of southern Wellington since the 1950s with the opening of Bata Shoes and the Southern Landfill (1976).

Hawkins Hill at 495m. is the highest peak in the Wellington region, and is the site of a historical airport radar dome.


  • Owhiro Bay School is a coeducational state contributing primary (years 1-6) school. It has a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 142.[2]


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