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Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #9 of 142 attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
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gent/belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Coming down from Mt Victoria, we walked along Oriental Bay, which we accessed along stairs located between charming white houses. There we strolled along the beach for some time. It was a sunny day and it felt really good.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This bay is so beautiful! It's hard to believe that such a bay exists in such a busy city Wellington and yet it's jst a stone throw away. I stayed in a hotel in the city area and wanted to go for a dinner at the White House. After checking the distance, I decided to walk instead of taking taxi... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Walking distance from wellington city centre, what a beautiful spot for photos and lunch at the cafe over the water is great you get served your fish and chips from a small fryer for something different haha!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

On a good day Oriental Bay is the best location in Wellington. A great setting with magnificent views of the city.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed at Oriental bay in March 2014. It is a great central location to down town Wellington. I would definitely stay here again when visiting.

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Milwaukee, WI
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

On the weekends, Oriental Bay is bustling. During the work day it's a great place for some sun, beach, and quiet. An asset to the city and the only beach in the CBD you can reach without taking a bus or train.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We walked all round the bay and admired the beauty all the way. The only minor complaint was the fact that runners, cyclists and skateboarders thought they were more important than pedestrians - WRONG!! Plenty of nice cafés and restaurants dotted all around. Certainly worth a stroll around the bay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Where in the world would you get a great beach only 10 minutes from the city center. When the weather is fine there is no better place than walking along the wide footpath and seeing Wellington at it's best or looking at some of the wonderful appartments along the walk.If the weather is windy -that is Wellington -the waves at... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place to go when you have spme spare time. Many cafes and restaurants, watch the shipping, walk along the waterfront - need time to spend looking!

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Christchurch
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A great place for a stroll any time day or night, very relaxing and good views.a well used foot path with place to stop for coffee, ice cream or a swim.

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