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Madshus wrote a review Dec 2018
Canberra, Australia1,189 contributions357 helpful votes
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. …
Date of experience: December 2018
Ah62 wrote a review Aug 2017
Rotorua, New Zealand705 contributions201 helpful votes
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
Peter C wrote a review Nov 2016
Wellington, New Zealand629 contributions257 helpful votes
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
AwayHolidays wrote a review Apr 2016
Sydney, Australia487 contributions28 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: March 2016
Xavier R wrote a review Mar 2016
Otago Region, New Zealand386 contributions70 helpful votes
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