Houghton Bay
Houghton Bay
3.5

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AwayHolidays
Sydney, Australia484 contributions
Mar 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 a private monorail cable car travelling at an incline up to the circular house on the cliff face (see attached photo). The Keep, a grey stone narrow tower is a boutique lodging along with the Lighthouse hotel which is just round the corner on Island Bay.
Written April 2, 2016
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,353 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
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 the way too. Also a snorkelling spot.
Written December 5, 2018
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Ah62
Rotorua, New Zealand689 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written August 20, 2017
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Peter C
Wellington, New Zealand626 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 21, 2016
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Xavier R
Otago Region, New Zealand397 contributions
Feb 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.
Written March 8, 2016
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DanieWigzell
Kakanui, New Zealand92 contributions
Mar 2012
Beautiful beach with great views but lacking in facilities. No cafe...
Written May 25, 2012
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