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

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Haven on the bay

Oriental Bay is literally a breath of fresh air for city dwellers who need to get out for a stroll. It is ever popular with everybody enjoying the beach/harbour vibe. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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wellington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Oriental Bay is literally a breath of fresh air for city dwellers who need to get out for a stroll. It is ever popular with everybody enjoying the beach/harbour vibe. A great place to meet friends, walk the dog, jog or just people watch. It is where everybody goes when the weather is great!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great place to waste some time on a nice day not the best on a windy day Great place to take a walk.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

a nice view to walk around, lovely development of the waterfront, lots to see, very enjoyable. Quite a choice of cafes to stop for coffee or a drink along the way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice area on the water where you can find a wide variety of food and shops. They've also got several small beach spots that are nice on the rare hot day.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent a lovely time basking in the sun on Oriental Bay watching the world go by and reminiscing of our younger days living in Wellington.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's the most popular beach in Wellington and the closest to city. It gets busy during good days, but it's always really nice. Hard to get a day without wind tho! Pros ar that you can easily get here by walking and bus, there are nice cafes (esp. Beach Babylon), toilets and showers, and the scenario is beautiful. perfect also... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A short stroll from Wellington's CBD this golden beach is amazing in summer time! There's often beach activities (soccer, vollyball etc) going on too, or go for a swim out to the fountain in the bay

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a nice couple of hours here relaxing and having a picnic lunch, it was a chilled place to be. As others have said it is close to the city but it does not feel that way when you are there, whether it be for lunch or the entire day that beach is well worth a visit. Recommended

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A really nice bay that is handy to down town, was not top windy on the day, and very relaxing to spend a while. Another nice place in Wellington.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had several hours to wait to catch the ferry to the South Island so grabbed a picnic and went to Oriental Bay. Wow are we in the South of France or Spain. This place is a gem. Golden sand calm water and people enjoying the sunshine even a couple of topless females sunbathing. With free parking and yet only... More 

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