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Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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Great lunch time breather

It's a nice place to chill during a workday. It's awesome that we've got such lovely areas in Wellington that are a few minutes from work :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place to chill during a workday. It's awesome that we've got such lovely areas in Wellington that are a few minutes from work :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Petone foreshore is good for walks on the beach and sometimes (if the wind is not too cold) you can go there for a picnic. It is not exactly a tourist beach but nice when the weather is good.ALmost every day there is a coffee cart on the carpark, which makes it a perfect spot for a relaxed break on... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a lovely long beach and they also have the ferry from wellington calling in. The wharf is long and people fish off it, very close to shops as well if there is a compulsive shopper in the group.

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Thank walkingholiday
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Okay Petone as a town is worth a visit full stop. Easily accessed by public transport - bus, train, and even the ferry at times, it has a range of things to offer. The actual beach is a lovely wide sweep of sand which is pleasant to visit for all beach activities including safe swimming, when it is not a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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336 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I feel that Petone foreshore and beach is underrated because the sand isn't fie and white like oriental Bay across the harbour but the views and boardwalk and tussock grasses make up for it! There are always many people coming here for a quiet walk along the beach of through the McEwan park at the east end of the beach.... More 

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Thank RayC888
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Having lived in Wellington for 10 years, it's still nice to wander along the sand whenever we make a visit or are passing thru.

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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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Thank Helena S
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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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Thank Justin J
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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Thank Grammy554
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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