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Address: Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860

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Lovely beach feel with cafes

Oriental Bay is a lovely, relaxing but small beach with nice cafes closely. Would recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Oriental Bay is a lovely, relaxing but small beach with nice cafes closely. Would recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Oriental Bay is so close to the CBD you could take a swim at lunch time. The promenade is wide enough for skaters, strollers, joggers and bikes not to get in each others way. There are not many cafes and restaurants for such a lovely stretch of water front but what is there is worth a visit. I love Vista... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

it is just perfect, has a really nice view, a lot of cafes and restaurants, places to rent bikes,skates.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not over populated by pubs bars and restaurants oriental bay is a beautiful walk and has some lovely architecture and yachts to look at.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was our 1st beach on our drive round the bays watched the ferries coming and going from it and has nice parking with a ice cream shop over the road.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a hidden gem ! Just when you think you know Wellington, you go that bit further, and find a promenade of not only a stunning beach and views but a mile of architecture to admire. Art Deco heaven ! The traffic around the far bend at Roseneath becomes a little hazardous, so I wouldn't suggest walking any further but... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

When I was on study abroad in Wellington I would visit this beautiful beach almost every day. I would sit here alone and gather my thoughts, dip my feet in the sand and just enjoy the sea breeze. What a beautiful, relaxing place!

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Caloundra, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice spot to watch the world go by in Wellington. Quiet little beach mid week with lots of chairs to enjoy the view

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a busy exciting place, people walking, running, roller blading, biking, dogs, kids, tourists. There were little container shops I had not seen before. Lots of people because of World Cup Cricket and the Homegrown concert. It feels safe.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ohtel is right at the beginning of O bay but close to town, marina & markets. The boardwalk is a must-see onlybecause there is nothing like wellington on a good day, and its mint to look at at night as well

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