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Lyall Bay

Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were fortunate enough to be staying in an AirBnB high on the cliff overlooking the bay. Stunning views by both day and night, and a real pleasure to drive around as part of the scenic Wellington Harbour coastline.

Thank raneale
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our daughter and her dog here to walk on the dog friendly beach. And you can watch the aircraft arriving at the airport.

Thank Snapplegrape
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very easy to go to Lyall Bay. When the weather is nice, one can see a lot of people surfing. There are several ways for people to go to the beach and to take a short walk. However, there is hardly a shelter...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Next to airport, surfing beach with cafe on beach, and views across the strait, can access by bus from Wellington

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I love Lyall Bay in all kinds of weather. Its lovely to stroll on a sunny day, but equally fabulous when the wind whips up the surf as it did when we were there. Rugged and beautiful. Great for kids, and dogs.

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Meander down the beach or enjoy a coffee while watching the planes come and go at Wellington airport. Either way you'll have a great view from Lyall Bay. There are shops for the shoppers amongst us, cafes and of course the beach. Popular with the...More

Thank FlyingCharlie
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Had family visiting Wellington so decided to visit this cafe as recently opened in Lyall Bay - I had realisedbit opened late in the morning so not a good choice for breakfast early in the day - pays to check opening hours. The Facebook page...More

Thank Dudley44
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Leaving Wellington on our way to Martinborough, we followed the coast road - Marine Drive all the way to Lyall Bay. The weather was fine and warm and the scenery was picturesque. The road winds around 10 bays, many with distinctive character. For instance Evans...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Good spot to have a bite to eat and drink from the food truck. Great place for dog walking. Entertaining people watching spot. Plenty of surfers in the water but slow going.

Thank JudyHoward
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited from UK. Travelling round NZ with daughter who's living and working here. Only here for one night then onto South Island but would,like to stay longer next time I'm over. Love Wellington and the harbour ! If I was to be able to live...More

Thank Mitzimai
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