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Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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“city beach” (17 reviews)
Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little beach where you can sit and have a picnic on or off the sand. Lots of passers by so lots to look at, on the promenade or in the water. Nice spot to swim.

Thank JudyHoward
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a result of taking son to airport for an early morning flight - we took the opportunity of an early morning walk along the bay. Very pleasant with runners and walkers out and about. Watching the sun raise over the distant hills behind the...More

Thank AndrewMN
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2017, the fact that there is a clean (both water and sand) beach in an urban area like Wellington is a true tribute to New Zealand's respect for the environment. The 1920s bath house has been renovated and converted into a restaurant - where...More

Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can sit and enjoy the sun and sea along oriental parade and the beach is a popular swimming sunbathing spot. the golden sand is lovely to sit on

Thank Sonnie_dee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a beautiful stroll around the harbour last Saturday (autumn). Can't beat wellington on a good day. When it's clear you have to walk along the waterfront and oriental bay.

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waterfront is probably one of the best people watching spots in Wellington - that is, in the unlikely event you find yourself bored... Anyway, Oriental Parade is full of beautiful waterfront homes and stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the city. There are also...More

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This would have to be one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world,the harbour and the wonderful array of houses add to the view.It,s safe to swim here and theres,a play area for the young ones.The swimming pool is an asset also,the marina...More

Thank Strang M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really nice spot for a walk or run! My walk was great and it is popular with locals having a stroll. Wellington is known for having wild weather with a lot of wind and rain. This walk isn't a very sheltered one,...More

Thank Matt_and_Mylo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here on the recommendation of Tripadvisor, and was disappointed. While it was okay, there was certainly nothing special about this beach/bay. The water is cold, beach is sandy, though once in the water it is very rocky beneath the surface. It was busy...More

Thank Fzedlach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little area along the water front. Got heaps of cafes in the area and is at the base of mount Victoria. The beach itself is clean with nice water. Also has a playground for the children.

Thank Holleylolliepop
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