is the Hutt River emptying out into Port Nicholson with the Seaview industrial
area and a marina on this side of the river. On the other side of the river
there is the Petone Foreshore curving away over to the far hills, (NB. Petone
is pronounced pe-to-ne rather than pet-one). In the middle of the beach is the
Settlers Museum - this marks the spot where the first European settlers landed.
The main settlement soon moved from the exposed beachfront to the more
sheltered location across the harbour.