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Petone Foreshore

The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #98 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Petone foreshore is not in Wellington as shown on the map attached to this article but is in the Hutt Valley some 15km away from Wellington along... more »
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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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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22 attraction reviews
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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
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38 attraction reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is an area that we frequent often for walking. Compared to other foreshores and walks around NZ and the world Petone foreshore comes out at the bottom of the heap. It needs an injection of capital to provide some facilities but more importantly it needs a commitment by the local Council to keep[ it clean, free from rubbish and... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Petone Forshore has positive atmostphere an affordable ferry trip to wellington city and back the peer is great close to eastbourne lower hutt and wainuiomata the Petone village is from the hay day but the towns energy is young and vibrant but very refined dont take my word for it next time you are travelling to newzealand take the time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We needed a place to stop at for just one night, picking up our son from Welly airport. The owners of the motel were very polite. On arrival they showed us around allowed us to look at the room before we had even paid. The room was very comfortable great king size bed rooms were a little on the small... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is right in the southerly blast so it's usually pretty windswept. It's nice walking along the beach to connect with walks but sitting on the beach is not so pleasant. One thing that is nice is watching the oyster catchers. They are a scream with their long orange beaks.

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