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Owhiro Bay

Owhiro Bay Parade | Owhiro Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #85 of 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: Bodies of Water
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We drove to Owhiro Bay and then walked to Sinclair Head to see the seals! They are only there between May-October, but boy was it worth it! The walk was about an hour, so not for people who aren't very mobile. It wasn't a tough walk though, it was very flat, mostly along the beach and some bends around the... More

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Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Nice beach with great views over the Cook Strait. Also a nice kids playground. Could do with some more facilities though -no toilets or shop near beach

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

So close to the city, but really a wild place. I enjoyed the wind & the waves, and the views from our friend's house 100 steps up the cliff! Can watch the ferries plying the Cook Strait. And not far to walk to excellent cafés.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

this is a great place for walking round the south coast, on a beautiful Wellington day its nice to walk around to Red Rocks, does lack any cafes

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Good location with sometimes a wild surf. Watch out for the rocks. There's a good walking path with some great views of the South Island mountains on a clear day.

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous views all along this coastline, especially in the Red Rocks Reserve area. Best photos I have from our New Zealand trip were taken here.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Owhiro Bay is worth a visit. The south coast of Wellington is wild and woolly -even on a good day. My title says it all :-)

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Upper Hutt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Many decades ago I used to visit with a loved friend who lived there at #120 I don't know if you still do, but if so, would love to hear how things are.Love to you Miepie xxxooo

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wellington
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55 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Need some cobwebs blowing away? Go for a wander around Owhiro Bay! It is a stony, seaweedy rock-pooly heaven. Home of the Taputeranga marine reserve, so good for snorkelling. A longer walk goes round to Red Rocks and the seal colony. There is a cafe overlooking the sea for refreshments.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

Owhiro Bay has nothing special but cozy and nice atomosphere. If you really want to purely indulge an ocean view, Owhiro Bay is a choice. Very quiet and relaxing. One hour walk to Red Rocks where you can see wild seals.

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