Clyde Quay Boat Harbour Heritage Area

  • Clyde Quay Boat Harbour was formed in 1901-04 after land was reclaimed at the intersection of Clyde Quay and Oriental Parade. It originally consisted of a mini-harbour, with sea walls on three sides and partly flanking breakwaters to protect the moorings. Over time, sets of boatsheds (1905 and 1922) and a collection of other buildings, clubrooms and larger sheds were built. The biggest single intervention tool place during World War II when it was placed at the disposal of American marines and a hospital (now the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club clubrooms) and other structures were erected. The harbour has primarily been the home of the RPNYC and other clubs and private boat owners who have leased the sheds for well over a century.

    Located on Wellington’s inner harbour beneath the hills of Mount Victoria and under the watchful gaze of St Gerard’s Monastery, the boat harbour is constrained between the Freyberg Pool to the east and the modern Clyde Quay Wharf apartments to the west. It is made up of a varied collection of structures and objects, including the distinctive arrays of small boatsheds on its landward side.

Last updated: 5/10/2023 11:29:23 PM