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Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #8 of 147 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Sparkling harbour; city views, walkers; joggers; good food, and a Tiptop Hokey Pokey ice cream. That says it all!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Locals and tourists alike flock here on a sunny day - there are lots of cute restaurants and places for a drink/bite to eat. Great swimming in the summer and many runners!

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Just an amazing space to walk or run along the sea. It makes you want to get out of your car, walk along or jog or even ride a bike like most of the locals do. The Sunday Market is a great place to be. Local food at it's finest. Fresh fish off the boat and fresh garden veggies to... More

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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Love the waterfront at Oriental Bay, it's a great walk in any weather with a couple of good cafés for a meal a coffee or a glass of wine or all three. Great sandy beach and a fun little play ground.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

It's like ur typical beach you'd only find in the movies- the sand feels like tiny crystals, and the water is cool and calm, with the perfect sunshine. There's also a playground nxtdoor, an ice cream store, rickshaw hire, a fancy resteraunt and some shops close by! Great, a must for tourists!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great way to get some exercise in Wellington, walk around to Oriential Bay beautiful, the Architure is amazing.

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Alstonville, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I grew up in Wellington and every time I go home I love walking along Oriental Parade, looking at the moody harbour and breathing in the fresh sea air. You get a great view of the city from Oriental Parade and a good sense of what it's like to be a Wellingtonian.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Walked there to have lunch but not much there really, nice outlook on a good day but surprised lack of café etc, if you don't want to dine and just go for the walk that fine.

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was lovely especially on a sunny winter day when you haven't been outdoors for a while. Playgrounds for kids, a couple of eating places. Heaps of dogs, runners walkers, skaters, bikers, everyone was out and about that day. Walking distance from the city. We should have hired one of those two or four people tourist bikes. Heaps of people... More

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Bangalore, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

One of my favorite seaside walk with beautiful view of shiny green sea dotted with sails and distant hills. Time just pass by walking along the path or just sitting there by sea shore, taking all in. Probably one of the best and leisurely walk, you must fit into itinerary to enjoy it fullest. My favorite walk will be to... More

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