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Lyall Bay

Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“spruce goose” (8 reviews)
“surf beach” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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"spruce goose"
in 8 reviews
"wellington airport"
in 8 reviews
"surf beach"
in 6 reviews
"dog walking"
in 5 reviews
"nice beach"
in 5 reviews
"close to the airport"
in 3 reviews
"plane spotting"
in 3 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 2 reviews
"planes take off and land"
in 2 reviews
"nice place to walk"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"south coast"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"surfing"
in 19 reviews
"waves"
in 7 reviews
"cafes"
in 19 reviews
"takeaway"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had lunch at the Maranui cafe here it was amazing eating outdoors upstairs. Views over beach to airport.

Thank Jayne B
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Headed for a visit early evening during the week. Caught the sunshine and had a lovely walk along the beach. Enjoyed watching the world go by and watching all the planes take off and land. Worth wandering along to see the 'middle of middle earth'...More

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Close to the airport, Lyall Bay has cafes and kids playgrounds and you can watch planes takeoff and land at Wellington airport from the beach. Close to the airport retail precinct as well for shopping, and Bunnings nearby.

Thank raura
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stayed in the Lyall Bay area and were pleasantly surprised that there is a nice walk along the bay. It is very scenic and even though we did not see any surfers on the days we took our walks we did see kite surfers.

Thank wwjd1947
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lyall Bay is a sandy beach and close to Wellington airport and the CBD. It has smooth surface, small to medium surf and does not drop off which is why it is popular with surfers and body borders learning to surf or body board. Surf...More

Thank Henare H
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Was a great cheap way to entertain my sisters kids! The beach is long, with a section especially for dogs. They run big events there as well, as on this occasion it was the day before the big 'Capital Ocean Swim', so all the floating...More

Thank Jacob15
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you are a surfer this is the place to go. For me the joy is walking a long beach, watching lots of families, friends, and their dogs just taking the air, using the play ground, eating fish and chips on the beach, runners, walkers,...More

Thank cawdorMarlborough
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Don't leave Wellington without doing a scenic drive around the coast through Lyall Bay. Lovely views of the coast. Stop at a waterside cafe.

Thank RoyOz2016
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a good spot to watch all the surfers. Lots of people bring their dogs to play here as well. There are some really good restaurants nearby and the beach is easy to stroll on.

Thank Rhonna G
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Worthwhile including on your tour of Wellington and its immediate surrounds. Nice peached, clear views south, all amidst a taste of NZ suburbia.

Thank Phreys
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