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Petone Foreshore

Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #75 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Like being close to the shops yet a sense of being away from rush.. Not a great place in the middle of winter as southerly winds very cold

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We stayed at this motel for 1 night, payed $135 cash upfront for a studio with queen bed and single bed. Woke up the next morning with big red bites over my entire body, and on inspection of the queen bed I slept in found hundreds of little brown bugs in the bed. Inspected single bed which had not been... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

a quick 10 minute train trip to lots of cafes, shops and the best shoe outlet store ever. What an unexpected surprise.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

quiet and very picturesque even on a not so nice day. You are able to see right out into the harbour. The walk is longish .Downside is the amount of dog dirt...stepped in some.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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121 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Don't come for the beach, it's not attractive and there's quite a lot of rubbish. It is also extremely exposed...getting sand blown in your face isn't very nice! The whole foreshore area seems like it has been neglected. The only attraction of interest is the Settlers Museum which is worth a quick visit, but that's about it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This 'beach' is exposed, windy, cold and often covered in rubbish. There are also few shops or anything interesting except for a few cafes across the road. Come here for a walk but that's about it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

There's the Early Settlers Museum, beach (popular for dogs to run along), and a great playground for kids plus sandhills to play in. It's exposed and windy on a windy day but on a sunny day a great place to take the kids or go for a walk. Petone is also a great shopping destination with most of the shops... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had a very relaxing walk along the foreshore. Lovely views back to Wellington City. The children`s park & play area was clean & tidy with well maintained equipment.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

It is a great walk beside the sea with the ever changing view of the harbour. Wellington city in the distance is spectacular. Even if the weather is blustery it is still a good place to visit as there is interesting art works along the way & the sea is a little wild.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We grabbed a take-away lunch and parked on the foreshore looking across the Wellington Harbour on a sunny Saturday. The beach is a driftwood gatherers delight and walkways just made for those wanting to walk or jog away an hour or so. Peaceful and relaxing for others.

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