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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 #61 of 95 Activities in Wellington
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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38 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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