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Oriental Bay was at its best the previous Monday and the rich sunshine brought out a sparkle in the water whilst simultaneously warming the sand. There werre lots of vibranty teeenagers there as the school holidays neared. I had a good time there with old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Perry B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely views and can be very bracing walk its not called windy welly for nothing. The walk along Oriental and then into town along the front is one of the jewels of Wellington, you can stop off at Te Papa or on Sunday morning experience...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John_MurphyNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice, clean small beach. A bit crowded, but my kiddos enjoyed playing in the sand. Great place to walk with the sea air.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DVMamaTravlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time here, lots to see, interesting buildings and surroundings - nice promenade to walk along

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tourist27264
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the fountain wasn't working when I walked around here but the rest of the bay is beautiful for the houses, the water and the history, which is signposted along the way. It's rather reminiscent of walking along an English seaside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oriental Bay is a lovely area with hotels overlooking the bay and cafes as well. It is a very place to stroll on a good day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If we are visiting Wellington on a sunny day we usually take a stroll down Oriental Bay. One of my favorite brunches is across the road, and with the ongoing development of the other nearby waterfront areas, it just gets better. Roadside parking is sometimes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GerryKNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like it when summer starts. It is beautiful and sunny and you can stop for an ice-cream. Try the one from Caffe Eis they are made with real fruits so much tastier

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nathalierp2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No city like it on a good day! Today was one of those and it sparkled - great cafes and ice creams nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeanutWellington
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

great location and stunning beach. 2 playgrounds, plenty of cafes. can walk along the side of the bay or take a crocodile bike for a spin. you can see plenty of people skating around the walkway. a good atmosphere all round with plenty to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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