We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 404 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 239
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Beach in the middle of the city

When in Wellington walk right round the waterfront from the railway station end all the way to Oriental Parade - walk, cycle, run, skateboard, trike - anything and enjoy the great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Learnfast
,
Wellington, New Zealand

Similar Things to Do in Wellington

Add Photo

404 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

When in Wellington walk right round the waterfront from the railway station end all the way to Oriental Parade - walk, cycle, run, skateboard, trike - anything and enjoy the great views, lots of places to eat and the best market in the Southern Hemisphere - Underground Market at Frank Kitts Park

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good little beach, used for nearly everything from a litter tray to beach volleyball. On a beautiful summers day there is no place you would not want to be.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Oriental bay is a beautiful spot in Wellington Harbour. The view across into the city is second to none and with the fountain in the middle of the harbour, it is a great spot to visit be it local or visitor to Wellington.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Nice view and good place for free parking to have access to the city by feet. You can walk the whole harbour walk from that point starting to the city and Sea museum!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
56 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautiful day or night. Walking distance from the city. Clean safe beach, good for paddling or swimming. Imported golden sand so makes a wonderful sight

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Popular Oriental Bay is a lovely place to hang out. Lovely place to go for walks with the family and even solo. Lovely place to sit and look at the views with the many chairs around there. Nice cafes to grab a coffee or a meal and lovely ice-cream places around there too. Lots of fishermen around the other side... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Plenty of parking and a lovely atmosphere. A very enjoyable walk so close to town or if you wanted something different you could hire a bike and cycle. For the more adventurous a walk around the bay to Lyall Bay is very pleasant

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went after going down Mount Victoria at sunset. It has great view and nice to walk by night. It also has a beautiful fountain in the middle of the ocean which colors go changing, I dont know at what time starts but finished 9ish, so if you want to see it go before 9 pm! It totally worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was good to feel the wind, smell the sea and find the sun on my face. The was a nice café there and a good bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Porirua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
64 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Do buy an ice cream and take a walk around the bay, and time it right to see the water fountain. Nice sandy beach and a childrens playground, toilet facilities as well

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Oriental Bay also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Oriental Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Oriental Bay

Address: Address: Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oriental Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?