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Wellington's own nudist beach. But don't get too excited, you can't see anything, and besides Wellington is so cold there would be nothing to see anyway. This camera also gives a great marine view of the entrance to the harbour.
Breaker Bay is a suburb on the south east coast of Wellington City in New Zealand, on the Miramar Peninsula. The suburb contains a 600 m wide bay of the same name, and is part of the western shore of the Wellington Harbour entrance. The Eastern Walkway runs along the top of the Bay and has views of the area.
It is mostly well known for being the location of Wellington's only clothing optional beach, which is shared by naturists and clothed people alike. Families tend to congregate at the end nearest to the road and pass the hole in the rock (to the middle of the beach), while the far end is a popular meeting point for Wellington's gay community.
Wellington Harbour is an arm of Cook Strait, covering 70 kmē, with a two-km wide entrance at its southern end between Pencarrow Head and the Miramar Peninsula.
The entrance to the harbour can be quite dangerous, especially since Cook Strait to the south is notoriously rough. Close to the harbour entrance lies Barrett Reef, its rocks breaking the water's surface at low tide. It was here in 1968 that the inter-island passenger ferry Wahine grounded during a storm, with the loss of 53 lives.
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Greater Wellington promotes Quality for Life by ensuring our environment is protected while meeting the economic, cultural and social needs of the community.
Greater Wellington's specific responsibilities include environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.
Some facts about the Greater Wellington region:
* The region covers a land area of 813,005 hectares and a maritime area of 786,700 hectares. There are 497 kilometres of coastline.
* The population of the region is 445,400 ( Statistics NZ, estimated resident population, June 2002).
* Greater Wellington manages 320 kilometres of river channels and 280 kilometres of stopbanks. We are responsible for one of the largest flood protection schemes in New Zealand.
* Around 35 million passenger journeys are made on the region's public transport system each year.
* Greater Wellington collects, treats and delivers about 155 million litres of high quality water each day, on average, to the Wellington, Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua city councils.
* Greater Wellington manages possum control programmes on approximately 322,000 hectares of land in the region each year.
* Greater Wellington manages 50,000 hectares of regional parks and forests.