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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,590 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Take a break from busy Wellington by doing this easy ferry trip to Days Bay. Quite good place to stroll with some cafes along the beach front road, Marine Drive. Really good place to relax, when the weather is good and calm, not in windy time though. At the weekend, start the first ferry at 10am from Queens Wharf to this place, arrive 10.40am, spend your time on this place until 3pm for catch the ferry back to Queens Wharf. And, if you wish and have time, you can add extra stop and spend at Matiu/Sommes Island for 1hr 20 minutes before heading back to Queens Wharf, catch ferry at 4.40pm, back to Welly beach front by 5.05pm. Or spend your whole day here until the last ferry back to Wellington waterfront at 5.30pm, and you can explore Eastbourne Village, and East Harbor Regional Park up to Pencarrow Light House with bicycle. Full day adventure.
Written April 2, 2022
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Selsy
New Zealand9,150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
Days Bay is easily reached from Wellington city by catching the ferry from Queen’s Wharf. It’s a peaceful harbourside suburb, a complete contrast from the city. The beach is very popular for swimming and sailing in the summer, and people fish off the end of the wharf year round. During the summer months, the boatshed hires kayaks and mountain bikes if you’re the active sort.

Across the road from the beach is Williams Park, from which several paths lead up the hill to viewpoints over Days Bay. I walked the Koromiko loop, just over half an hour through tranquil green bush, up to a lookout with a very welcome seat. The path was steep in parts, but well-maintained. Despite recent heavy rain it wasn’t too boggy or slippery. In the flat part of the park is a duck pond and, if you didn’t bring anything to feed the ducks, the café sells bags of duck food.

Besides the café in Williams Park, there are other cafes and a restaurant. A couple of places sell Rush Munro ice cream, considered one of New Zealand’s best ice creams, and definitely worth trying. There’s also an arts and crafts gallery with some nice things if you’re looking to buy gifts and souvenirs.

While it’s possible to spend a whole day over this side of the harbour, a half day visit is pleasant if you’re pressed for time.
Written July 2, 2011
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claudieluv
Tauranga, New Zealand94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
This was a quiet excursion to the other side of Wellingtons harbour as come late march most of the local business owners shut shop, pack up, lock the doors & leave till the next spring time. So most places are closed with the exception of the Gallery in the middle of Eastbourne & dairy, butcher, etc but I know from previous visits that this side of Wellington hum's in the summer, all the eateries are open, the bars are full, there is people everywhere including the beach, it's all go but that was not the case last week.
So if you can wait till at least Octtober or later to visit
Written April 24, 2017
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Ali_Hawkins
Melbourne, Australia2,154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
This is a really pleasant place to visit. It is great now that there's a ferry from Wellington direct to Day's Bay (it only takes 20 minutes), or it's also easily accessible by road around the bays from Petone and Seaview. Once here, Day's Bay is a very nice beach with a lovely green park, café, restaurants, craft stores and very nice ambience. The Park has beautiful giant pohutukawa trees lining its perimeter and these are glorious when in full red bloom over summer. It's a great place for a family to spend a summer's day - to picnic at the park, swim at the beach and wander along the shore. It's often sheltered here when other parts of Wellington are windy. Very nice.
Written January 17, 2017
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BundyClub
Bundanoon, Australia541 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
On a wet spring day we travelled over by ferry from Queen's Wharf. Alighting from the ferry we walked down the uncovered wharf at Days Bay to find basically nothing but an amenities block, a cafe and a bus stop. There are frequent buses to Eastbourne and also to Petone. We caught the bus to Eastbourne which has. a few shops and a cafe. We then caught the bus back to Petone which was far more interesting and finally a bus back to Wellington. For the buses we were able to get a "Valley Flyer" day pass which meant we could get on and off buses as we pleased.
Written October 6, 2016
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Kathleen S
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We were put off by the slow service of the pavillion, but were really delighted with the art shop. Had a great time looking about there. We also walked to eastbourne and saw some lovely and interesting houses. Probably should had gone when it was warmer, but a good day out to get there
Written September 25, 2019
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Sarah P
Radlett, UK448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Yes, its a beach area near Wellington (which there are not a lot of) however, there are only a couple of cafes and limited things to do.
Written June 6, 2019
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HippieChick
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Hotel reception staff was great, able to chat with us and very welcoming. The housekeeping staff was SUPER LACKING...dust everywhere and they didn't even clean the floors or mirrors during our week visit. We would definitley NOT return to this hotel!
Written December 27, 2018
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brent g
Napier, New Zealand14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Had lunch at the restaurant not a bad meal to be honest. Bit noisy with plenty of kids running around. Plus if you want to eat at Days Bay it's your only option. Not a bad ferry ride over to the city
Written October 4, 2018
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B V
NZ1,298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
super ferry ride and enjoyed our walk into the little parade of shops, but not a great deal to do out there.
really pretty LOCAL setting, lovely place to live we thought
Written June 4, 2018
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