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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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Toorak, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Wellington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Oriental Bay is awesome but particularly good on a sunny day. I spend so much time here just walking around the bay. There are lovely views of the city, cafés, playgrounds and toilets & water fountains to make life a bit easier. The paths are wide - luckily as this place is packed on a workday lunchtime with runners working... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It was a grey gloomy misty rain day, but the view was great and it was still a lovely walk. We had an ice cream and looked at the properties around with the sheer cliffs etc. Some of the houses were right on the road side. Just an interesting place to visit. Then we went up to Mt Vic lookout... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great walk along the boardwalk and great cafe's to stop for affogato or coffe etc. Beautiful on a sunny day

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