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Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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Hold Onto Your Hat

We love walking the Petone Foreshore from end to end - great exercise and good people watching. It is however exposed to the infamous Wellington southerly wind, so hold onto your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Parksville, BC

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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The beach is grand. The pier is fun to walk along, checking out the fishermen's varying degrees of success. Loads of driftwood gets moved onto the beach which makes for great exploration. The museum along the beach in the old swimming change rooms is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Petone Foreshore, and Wellington in general, are nice enough on their own. Unfortunately, New Zealand is blessed with many wonderful beaches, so it's hard to pick a favorite. Petone gets five stars because there's something for everyone and you can spend nearly a day walking along.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Beach was close to where I lived and I always enjoyed walking my dog along this piece of beach. No matter what the weather there was always people, dogs, interesting displays of beach art and when you need a coffee good cafes are nearby.

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Parksville, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We love walking the Petone Foreshore from end to end - great exercise and good people watching. It is however exposed to the infamous Wellington southerly wind, so hold onto your hat

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When Petone had its own council, the beach and its surrounds were maintained in excellent order, but since the Hutt City Council assumed responsibility, the beach and promenade always looks neglected and has an uncared for look!!

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Wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Flying Bean Coffee Cart on the Petone Foreshore is one place to stop for a great coffee, just parked on the side of the road right by the beach. With a coffee that is made just the way you want it, I like mine extra hot and all the people that work there do just that. Great coffee and... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice to chill out and relax talk to the locals and visit local cafes ..................... No complaints

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed overnight before catching the Interislander Ferry. Easy walk to Petone shops and would have been a lovely walk along the foreshore but the wind was cold. The room was clean and bed comfy, very good WIFI, but if you are not used to traffic noise don't stay on the Esplanade...trucks until 2am then we were woken at 5am... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Enjoy the Capital city from this lovely foreshore...see the buildings afar and the ferry boats crossing the cook straight. The waves this time were of a good size and you can feel the pounding sea hit against the rocks. on a good day you can pick sea shells and just enjoy the smell of the sea breeze...Its long and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's a nice place to go for a walk when you've had enough of the main strip in Petone. The beach is mainly driftwood and shale but the views back towards Welly and the hills are pretty nice. Can feel a little windswept but still worth a ramble.

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