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Island Bay

The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Lovely beach close to town

We enjoyed island bay after a day in the car travelling to Wellington. Lots of space, pontoon for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ScoopNSony
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Island Bay

One of my favourite places to go in Wellington,there is a really good cafe here where you can sit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The C
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“south coast” (5 reviews)
“marine life” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed island bay after a day in the car travelling to Wellington. Lots of space, pontoon for the kids to swim out to an odd course booming into the water is lots of fun. Great place to just let off steam and have fun.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite places to go in Wellington,there is a really good cafe here where you can sit and watch the ships,weather,and the South Island .Wilderness on the edge of NZ's best City.

Thank The C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think of Island Bay as a comfortable and unpretentious place with a dash of quirky insouciance. Wellingtonians know its merits, but most tourists don't, which is sad because even short-term visitors can enjoy an easily-accessible, fun day trip just by hopping on the #1...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

As a resident I love Island Bay and its unpretenious atmosphere. On a good day take the No.1 bus to Island Bay beach, pick up some fish and chips and unwind on our golden sands whilst watching the local fishing boats bobbing on the sea.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Beautiful views around the coast from Island Bay, rocky pools and tiny beaches. Some wonderful photo opportunities to be had.

Thank Trexor5
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is a beautiful bay, in a string of beautiful bays, that has a walking path all along the bay. You can walk for miles in and out of bays. It's a gorgeous place to be on a beautiful day. Many lovely cafes to pop...More

Thank drjandthemissus
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Island Bay is one of my fav places to visit. Mainly as my hubby grew up there . The views at the beach are soooo nice. Its definitely worth a stop if you have the time.

Thank Jo A
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

With the fishing boats bobbing in the sea this is a delightful piece of Welly. Can be rough when the wind blows but that just makes it more rugged. Lovely to stroll along the foreshore with great views across the harbour, even to the south...More

Thank Ah62
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Great place for a walk along the seaside or just to drive around the coast. Good playground by the beach for the kids and a few good eateries around the suburb. One of my favourite suburbs in Wellington. I would however say that they have...More

Thank NesianStyle
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Great little suburb of Wellington. A typical display of older style housing set up by Italian and other european immigrants. The promenade along the coast is well developed (except for a couple of short sections that are currently under repair and development. Flat smooth surface...More

Thank Chris P
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