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“Something very different in Wellington”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Bay

Island Bay
Ranked #42 of 230 things to do in Wellington
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Cowbridge
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173 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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“Something very different in Wellington”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Take the No.1 bus South to Island Bay, or on a weekday the No'4 around to Owhiro Bay, to walk along the coast path to the Red Rocks. The bus journey itself is interesting as it takes you through the older and run down part of the Capital. There is absolutely nothing to see when you arrive at the teminus but walk West along the Parade and eventually come through the 'quarry gate' that marks the start of the walk. This follows the black sanded beachline for quite a few miles, and on the day I went it was extremely blowy, so do dress up warmly! The red rocks when you get there are extraordinary. Further on there is a seal colony too. The only cencession to any kind of commercialism was the Beach Cafe on the way back in Island Bay, which is excellent. This wilderness is only half an hour of the city and well worth the effort.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Island Bay Marine Education Centre”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I went here as part of a Kindergarten Tour and what a awesome place for the family to go, the staff were great and explained the exhibits to the kids
the kids got to feed the fish and the turtle which was a buzz.

overall a very cool and informative place to go good for family outings

Visited October 2012
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La Paz, Bolivia
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612 reviews
242 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful end of walk”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Take the city to sea walkway and you end up here, with great views of the water and options for a rest before returning home.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank AdventurePhiles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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166 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Rugged”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Good place to take the kids for a brisk walk. If you walk abit further go to Lyall Bay and have a burger at Ekams best in the world. Great place to go winter and summer and just go for a walk

Visited August 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Best Suburb in Wellington”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Great atmosphere, very family orientated, great walks and views down on the shore.
Walking through Island Bay makes you feel home!

Visited April 2012
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