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Scorching Bay

Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #25 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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124 reviews 124 reviews
67 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Driving around the bays, we stopped here on an amazing summers day. The beach was quiet. Perfect place to go for a walk, picnic, play in the sand and swim in the sea. The views were amazing, very peaceful.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

You must have a car to get here as it's out of the way.This is half way during wonderful coastal drive from Wellington around the coast. There is a good cafe which serves quick meals. A good place to park the car & go for a walk along the beach. Small quirkily beachside homes make this an interesting drive.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

good place to hang out. nice scenery and cafe by the beach. except transport to get there unless by private cycling bike or own car

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Wellington has beaches of all types but none like Scorching Bay. Here families, young and old residents, and travellers from all over congregate in a sheltered bay with shallow safe swimming. On hot summer days, its a favourite spot for picnics or a latte from the Scorch-a-Rama café

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a nice bay, but not stunning by New Zealand standards. The Scorch-o-rama cafe is possibly the main attraction on the strip, where many of the cast of the Hobbit trilogy used to come for a coffee or a quick lunch in between shooting.

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Island Bay for tide pools; Lyall Bay for dogs, walking, and surfing; and Scorching Bay for sand castles and swimming. A bit harder to get to on public transit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Scorching bay has been around for decades and remains an excellent place to visit in summer with hot days and golden sand. Get there early, it can be very busy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A glorious beach cafe on a still sunny day. Never disappoints and sells icecreams for the kids. A safe beach with rocks to climb, seagulls to chase and great coffee with fine food. My Mum's old favourite.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Spent a sunny after noon here great little beach and a lovely drive around Mirimar peninsula to get there

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

There's a great café opposite which sells ice cream in cones for reasonable prices including the NZ favourite hokey pokey. There is grass to sit on and a sandy beach and rockpools to investigate for kids and when you get too hot you can swim there too.

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