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Scorching Bay

Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Quiet and peaceful

Nice quiet bay to the west of Wellington home of Peter Jackson director of Lord of the Rings. Great... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
travelfan31
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Mission, BC
Beautiful Beach

The beach is lovely, with good amenities (toilets and showers) and the water was clean. Enjoy the... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
joanadventure
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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"scorch o rama"
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"white sand"
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"beautiful beach"
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"lovely drive"
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"sunny day"
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"scenic drive"
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"cafe ice"
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"protected from the wind"
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"clear water"
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"shelly bay"
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"oriental bay"
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Nice quiet bay to the west of Wellington home of Peter Jackson director of Lord of the Rings. Great drive.

Thank travelfan31
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

The beach is lovely, with good amenities (toilets and showers) and the water was clean. Enjoy the Gulls too. A good area for picnic.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This is an interesting location to go on a coast walk - as far as you want, but then you have to retrace your steps. There are some nice views and it is a bit disconcerting to see the signs painted on the footpath, directing...More

Thank Roger E
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Lovely little beach on a hot day, great for all the family, take your snorkel and have a look around the rocks, watch the interislander ferry head out or in then wait for the waves, plenty of parking, good changing rooms, toilets, tracks bak up...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

My cousins took me here for lunch. The whole place had a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with lovely views over the water.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Wellington once again allows you to go to a piece of (relative) wilderness on the very edge of the Capital; beware of Penguins crossing signs on the road. Love it.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

We had a Lovely walk along the beach in the brisk wind, but refreshing and invigorating all the same

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you catch the bay on a scorcher of a day it really won't lead your hopes astray. Don't be a fool! The water is clear and cool, and will easily overrule the local public pool. After a swim be sure to stop in at...More

Thank Sophie F
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

On a day when it's warm enough to swim Scorching Bay is lovely and you can also watch the Interislander Ferry come and go and the odd cruise ship if you are there for any length of time.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Visit here annually. Most of the time is a beautiful area. Gulls to feed. amenities are close by & either swim in the water or have a walk around the rocks. Great area to plan a picnic also.

Thank Warren L
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