Miramar Peninsula

Wellington, New Zealand

Miramar Peninsula

The large Miramar Peninsula (Māori: Te Motu Kairangi) is on the southeastern side of the city of Wellington, New Zealand, at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, in Wellington's eastern suburbs. According to Māori legend, it was formed when the taniwha Whaitaitai beached as he tried to escape the confines of the harbour.