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Address: The Esplanade | Houghton Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-802 4860

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Breezy walk with unique abodes with residential monorail, the Keep n Lighthouse Hotel

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

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... More 

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

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.

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Kakanui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Beautiful beach with great views but lacking in facilities. No cafe...

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