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“A community of its own” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Bay

Island Bay
Ranked #41 of 229 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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New Zealand
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A community of its own”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

A great place for a stroll along the sand, piers and rocks. Visit the marine centre and watch the local small fishing boats come and go. You can see the ferrys sail past on their way to the South Island. Further up the road is the village of Island Bay for supermarket, cafes and picture theatres.

Visited January 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Kakanui, New Zealand
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great family friendly suburb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Fantastic playground, small beach and plenty of cafes and shops.

Visited May 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Island Bay Amazing views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

the views are wonderful and The site of some of Rita Angus' paintings makes it interesting I used to visit the South Coast Gallery there but it has since closed. the renovated picture theatre is worth a visit too but overall its not a destination on its own.

Visited October 2011
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Luv it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

I enjoyed my short stay and will be going back soon

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Wellington, New Zealand
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728 reviews
460 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Nice beach, great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

On a clear day you can see the South Island so clearly it's spectacular. A nice beach with plenty of surfers, swimmers and sun bathers.

Visited January 2012
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