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Seatoun, an eastern suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, lies on the east coast of the Miramar Peninsula, close to the entrance to Wellington Harbour ( Port Nicholson), some seven kilometres southeast of the CBD. The suburb sits on an exposed promontory close to Barrett Reef, a dangerous area of rocky shallows upon which many ships have foundered, most notably the inter-island ferry in 1968.

Europeans first settled the suburb in 1889. The name Seatoun comes from a locality in Forfarshire, Scotland linked with the family history of James Coutts Crawford, the suburb's founder.