The maps below show the tsunami evacuation zones for coastal areas of the Wellington city. You can download them as PDF or JPG (images) to your device for quick and easy reference later. When printing, we recommend using  the PDF version.

Understanding the different evacuation zones

032 Ohariu Coast

032 Ohariu Coast (PDF, 1 MB)

From the Porirua boundary to Pipinui Point.

Also available as an image 032 Ohariu Coast (JPG, 350 KB)

033 Ohariu Coast

033 Ohariu Coast (PDF, 1 MB)

Includes Pipinui Point and Boomrock.

Also available as an image 033 Ohariu Coast (JPG, 355 KB)

034 Makara Beach

034 Makara Beach (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Includes Smiths Bay, Ohariu Bay, Makara Beach and Wharehou Bay.

Also available as an image 034 Makara Beach (JPG, 420 KB)

035 Makara Beach

035 Makara Beach (PDF, 2 MB)

From Makara Beach to Opau Bay.

Also available as an image 035 Makara Beach (JPG, 482 KB)

036 Opau and Te Ikaamaru Bays

036 Opau and Te Ikaamaru Bays (PDF, 1.3 MB)

From Opau Bay to Te Ikaamaru Bay.

Also available as an image 036 Opau and Te Ikaamaru Bays (JPG, 402 KB)

037 Te Ikaamaru and Ohau Bays

037 Te Ikaamaru and Ohau Bays (PDF, 1.8 MB)

From Te Ikaamaru Bay and Ohau Bay.

Also available as an image 037 Te Ikaamaru & Ohau Bays (JPG, 458 KB)

038 Makara Coast

038 Makara Coast (PDF, 1.7 MB)

From Ohau Point to Cape Terawhiti.

Also available as an image 038 Makara Coast (JPG, 443 KB)

 

039 Makara Coast to Oteranga Bay

039 Makara Coast to Oteranga Bay (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Including Cape Terawhiti and Oteranga Bay.

Also available as an image 039 Makara Coast to Oteranga Bay (JPG, 451 KB)

 

040 Cave Bay

040 Cave Bay (PDF, 1.5 MB)

From Oteranga Bay to Cave Bay including Oteranga Head.

Also available as an image 040 Cave Bay (JPG, 427 KB)

 

041 South Coast

041 South Coast (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Includes Cave Bay, Tongue Point and Karori Rock.

Also available as an image (JPG, 410 KB)

  

042 South Coast

042 South Coast (PDF, 1.4 MB)

From Tongue Point to Te Rimurapa / Sinclear Head.

Also available as an image 042 South Coast (JPG, 393 KB)

 

043 Red Rocks

043 Red Rocks (PDF, 1.2 MB)

From Te Rimurapa / Sinclair Head to the quarry at Owhiro Bay. Includes Pariwhero / Red Rocks.

Also available as an image 043 Red Rocks (JPG, 382 KB)

 

044 Owhiro Bay

044 Owhiro Bay (PDF, 1.8 MB)

From the quarry to Island Bay, including Owhiro Bay and the Sirens Rocks.

Also available as an image 044 Owhiro Bay (JPG, 447 KB)

 

045 Island Bay

045 Island Bay (PDF, 2.3 MB)

From Siren Rocks to Lyall Bay, includes Island Bay, Taputeranga Island, Houghton Bay, Te Raekaihau Point and Waitaha Cove.

Also available as an image 045 Island Bay (JPG, 522 KB)

 

046 Houghton Bay

046 Houghton Bay (PDF, 1.9 MB)

From Island Bay to Moa Point; includes Taputeranga Island, Houghton Bay, Te Raekaihau Point, Waitaha Cove, Arthurs Nose and Lyall Bay

Also available as an image 046 Houghton Bay (JPG, 478 KB)

 

047 Kilbirnie, Rongotai, Lyall Bay, Airport

047 Kilbirnie, Rongotai, Lyall Bay, Airport (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Includes Lyall Bay, Rongotai, Kilbirne, Evans Bay, Strathmore Park and Wellington International Airport.

Also available as an image 047 Kilbirnie, Rongotai, Lyall Bay, Airport (JPG, 617 KB)

 

048 Airport, Strathmore Park and Moa Point

048 Airport, Strathmore Park and Moa Point (PDF, 2 MB)

From Lyall Bay to Eve Bay; includes Wellington International Airport, Strathmore Park, Hue tē Taka / Moa Point, Tarakena Bay, Palmer Head, Gibralter Rock, Palmer, Reef Bay and Flax Bay.

Also available as an image 048 Airport, Strathmore Park and Moa Point (JPG, 504 KB)

 

049 Strathmore Park, Moa Point to Seatoun

049 Strathmore Park, Moa Point to Seatoun (PDF, 1.8 MB)

From Moa Point / Hue tē Taka to Worser Bay; includes Strathmore Park, Tarakena Bay, Palmer Head, Gibralter Rock, Palmer, Reef Bay, Flax Bay, Breaker Bay, Point Dorset and Worser Bay.

Also available as an image 049 Strathmore Park, Moa Point to Seatoun (JPG, 460 KB)

 

050 Seatoun, Miramar and Seatoun Heights

050 Seatoun, Miramar and Seatoun Heights (PDF, 2.3 MB)

From Eve Bay to Karaka Bay; includes Strathmore Park, Breaker Bay, Point Dorset, Worser Bay, Te Motu Kairangai / Mirimar Peninsula.

Also available as an image 050 Seatoun, Miramar and Seatoun Heights (JPG, 526 KB)

 

051 Miramar Peninsula / Te Motu Kairangi

051 Miramar Peninsula / Te Motu Kairangi (PDF, 1.7 MB)

The Miramar Peninsula / Te Motu Kairangi from Worser Bay to Evans Bay. Includes Seatoun Heights, Mount Crawford, Karaka Bay, Scorching Bay, Point Gordon, Mahanga Bay, Kau Bay, Point Halswell, Massey Memorial, Shelley Bay and Maupuia.

Also available as an image 051 Miramar Peninsula / Te Motu Kairangi (JPG, 452 KB)

 

052 Kilbirnie, Hataitai, Evans Bay Roseneath, Oriental Bay

052 Kilbirnie, Hataitai, Evans Bay Roseneath, Oriental Bay (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Evans Bay from Mirimar to Oriental Bay, includes Greta Point, Kio Bay, Snapper Point, Waka Bay, Balaena Bay, Little Karaka Bay, Point Jerningham and Oriental Bay.

Also available as an image 052 Kilbirnie, Hataitai, Evans Bay Roseneath, Oriental Bay (JPG, 606 KB)

 

053 Roseneath, Oriental Bay, CBD and Waterfront Port

053 Roseneath, Oriental Bay, CBD and Waterfront Port (PDF, 2.7 MB)

From Greta Point to Aotea Quay; includes Kio Bay, Snapper Point, Waka Bay, Balaena Bay, Little Karaka Bay, Point Jerningham, Oriental Bay, Whairepo Lagoon and Lambton Harbour.

Also available as an image 053 Roseneath, Oriental Bay, CBD and Waterfront Port (JPG, 597 KB)

 

054 Kaiwharawhara, Thorndon, Ferry Terminals, Port

054 Kaiwharawhara, Thorndon, Ferry Terminals, Port (PDF, 2.8 MB)

From Lambton Harbour to Kaiwharawhara,; includes Wellington Port, Aotea, Ferry terminals, Kaiwharawhara Point.

Also available as an image 054 Kaiwharawhara, Thorndon, Ferry Terminals, Port (JPG, 574 KB)

 

055 Ngauranga

055 Ngauranga (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Includes State Highway 1 and State Highway 2 (Urban Motorway) and the Ngauranga Interchange.

Also available as an image 055 Ngauranga (JPG, 469 KB)

 

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Wellington council's earthquake response map

Wellington City Council also hosts an emergency response map that includes the tsunami evacuation zones in the city. 
Access Wellington City Earthquake Response Map

Maps for the rest of the region

To see the tsunami evacuation zone maps for the rest of the region select the link below:

Understanding the different evacuation zones

The Red Zone is the beach and marine environment, and some very low lying areas. This area is the one we ask people to stay out of most often as a result of smaller tsunamis. Evacuate this area when instructed to, or immediately after any long or strong earthquake. The earthquake may be the only warning of a tsunami, so do not wait for further instructions, notifications or advice, evacuate immediately after the shaking has stopped.

The Orange Zone is the area we may evacuate for large earthquake in the Pacific, such as near South America, causing a tsunami wave of up to 5 metres at the Wellington coastline. Alerts and evacuation advice would be issued by Civil Defence and distributed to the public. Evacuate this area when instructed to, or immediately after any long or strong earthquake. The earthquake may be the only warning of a tsunami, so do not wait for further instructions, notifications or advice, evacuate immediately after the shaking has stopped.

The Yellow Zone is the self-evacuation zone which means if you feel a long or strong earthquake, then get yourself out of all zones. The earthquake may be the only warning of a tsunami, so do not wait for further instructions, notifications or advice, evacuate immediately after the shaking has stopped. This zone has been defined by modelling up to magnitude 9 earthquakes on the subduction zone to the east of the North Island, the worst case scenario modelled for the Wellington region.