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A nice spot

I came out onto Houghton bay following my walk from Wellington CBD. It's a breezy spot with red... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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A rocky beach

Nice if you like to explore rock pools etc but its not a sandy beach. Good path to walk the bays... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Rotorua, New Zealand
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“A nice spot”
Aug 20, 2017
“A rocky beach”
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The Esplanade | Houghton Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came out onto Houghton bay following my walk from Wellington CBD. It's a breezy spot with red rocks in the foreground. You can walk easily along the pedestrian footpath adjacent to the esplanade towards Island Bay. There are interesting houses to look at along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice if you like to explore rock pools etc but its not a sandy beach. Good path to walk the bays though. Great views back towards Cape Palliser and Welly harbour entrance.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ah62
Reviewed November 20, 2016

There is a very easy and safe walking path around Houghton Bay which provides excellent views of the sea coast. The beach is sandy and also safe and very nice for walking on. A great place for a relaxing walk.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Peter C
Reviewed April 1, 2016

On this lovely summer's day, we strolled along the bay walkway taking in the sea breeze. Apart from the ocean waves breaking on the rocks of this southerly exposed coast and the occasional traffic passing by, several unusual buildings caught our attention. A lady in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Letsgoway
Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great place for Freedom Campers (certified and non-certified) to stay a night or two, for easy access to Wellington and Cook Strait Ferries. Showers and toilets at site. Great views. NOT suitable in gale-force weather, due to proximity of sea.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Zavija
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Beautiful beach with great views but lacking in facilities. No cafe...

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank DanieWigzell
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