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Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #8 of 145 attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
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Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Oriental Bay is simply a great place to walk, especially in the summer, to enjoy the eclectic homes, nice city beaches, and to people-watch. Kids are in the playgrounds, in the water. People are riding in covered bicycle-like things. Teens are showing off their latest skateboard tricks. It's just a relaxing, fun place to while away some time.

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Darwin, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One of the older parts of Wellington, very charming, make the time to have a walk through the area, as with all of Wellington some gat photos can be taken

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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walking around here in summer is a delight, in winter it's best to pack a wind break as it does live up to it's name windy wellington! But truly a beautiful walk, plenty of places to stop for a ice cream or just to enjoy the view! Very photographic. Well worth a look. :)

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Toorak, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The little houses that fringe the road on this coast line seem in imminent danger of flooding with each angry wave rushing to the front doors. The quaint little houses seem fragile compared to the rough and rocky coastline. Well worth the drive. Local buses can be taken to see this area at very little cost or take a tour... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the wide walk right around the front, the fascinating blend of architecture old with new, the interesting information kiosk s e.g. Nancy Wake, The courteous drivers at crossings . Being able to get close to the marina and how clean everything was.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a fantastic place on a calm Wellington day. Superb views of the City and Harbour nice vista of apartments and houses and a couple of quality restaurants. A wide pavement gives a chance for people to stroll and enjoy the views and also room to skate or bike around the bay.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent place to waste some time. Nice walk around the bay and some really interesting places to eat. Good for a swim as well and safe places for kids to play on the beaches.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Oriental bay is wirth of having a look. You can also have great coffee or food. There is a real cosmopolitan feeling and great beach. Wellingtonisns are running there and tourists taking selfies. Nice Sunday afternoon walk or any time walk if Sunday is not on option for you.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A great place to stroll or cycle and people watch. A good place to have a paddle or swim on a warm day with the back drop of the city behind you. Lovely later in the evening with less people around and the cafes are great.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love walking around Oriental Bay and also another great thing to do is hire a cart especially with kids who might tire of walking. There is always so much happening around Oriental Bay. Plenty of walker, joggers, visitors and local enjoying the lovely sea air.

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