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Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #8 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW 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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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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Waikato
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Auckland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A must on anyones visit to Wellington. Can't beat Oriental Bay on a good day with full sunshine and blue skies. Golden sand beach shipped in from Golden Bay every year keeps the sunbathers happy. Good facilites such as showers and toilets within walking distance as well as coffee and ice cream stands.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the part of Wellington that my mind harks back to when I think of visiting the city again. You can be lost in your own wee world as you meander along soaking in the sights. Is especially lovely when the sun shines and the sea is dazzling but then very exhilarating when the wind blows and your wrapped... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a stroll from the centre of the city, but seems to take you a long way from it. Take a walk along here for some good restaurants and cafes, but also for the wonderful views and sea air.

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