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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 #105 of 185 things to do in Wellington
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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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
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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9 attraction reviews
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
122 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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