Waitaria Bay

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Waitaria Bay
Waitaria Bay is located in New Zealand Marlborough
Waitaria Bay
Waitaria Bay
Coordinates: 41°9′26″S 174°2′54″E / 41.15722°S 174.04833°E / -41.15722; 174.04833Coordinates: 41°9′26″S 174°2′54″E / 41.15722°S 174.04833°E / -41.15722; 174.04833
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough

Waitaria Bay is a locality in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It lies on the northern side of Kenepuru Sound in the Marlborough Sounds.[1][2]

The town is one of the most isolated in the South Island to have a school. The nearest shop is about 50 minutes drive, the nearest small town, Havelock, is two hours drive, and the nearest main centre, Blenheim, is two and a half hours drive.[3][4]


Waitaria Bay School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 20.[5] The school opened in 1897.[6]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 61. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 133. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Welcome". Waitaria Bay School. 
  4. ^ "Sounds parents to pay teacher's salary". The Marlborough Express. 22 May 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Waitaria Bay School". Ministry of Education. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Waitaria Bay School.