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Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

You cannot beat Oriental Bay on a beautiful day. This includes walking right along on a still evening. A really magic place

Thank travaller60
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A lovely harbourside residential area close to the City. Foreshore lined with Norfolk Pines. A delightful stroll from the City on a nice day. Seats along the waterfront to relax. Good beach for swimming in the harbour. Several restaurants and small stores (Tip Top and...More

Thank iainmckay1
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Services means, no rental umbrellas, rental chairs, are public benches and can sit on retaining wall, stroll on broad walk, or malacone, or seawall. Showers and bathrooms no lifeguards, sailers, big water gymnasium.lots of runners, bring a towel and whatever else you would take to...More

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Drove around Oriental Bay on the way back to the airport. Good views of the harbour and CBD. Nice beaches and nearby cafes.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a pretty little bay in town with lots of restraints and cafes to chose from. It is a nice place to go for a walk and enjoy the sights. We did not swim but people were swimming and sun bathing.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Oriental Bay provides great views over the harbor and the CBD as well as providing some good beaches and marina's and some interesting houses that remind you of San Francisco.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We walked from Cuba street to Oriental Bay which was a gorgeous walk in the sunshine. There were people swimming from the beach out to a diving platform. The whole scene was stunning.

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I you have the time and energy this is a Lovely walk around the bay. On a beautiful day it is well worth it as lots to look at on the way. Does take a reasonable time if taking in the sites. Would also make...More

Thank 2014angela52
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Not your usual review, but I hope it helps someone. Like many, I travelled in my own car, and upon reaching the capital, felt burdened with looking for a free place to park for a few nights, while I stay in a nearby hostel. Evans...More

2  Thank Colin R
Reviewed 7 February 2018

A very popular area for walkers and joggers. We wanted to see the iconic Carter Fountain but no one was sure if it was going. After a pleasant evening walk watching children swimming and people having picnic dinners we sat and enjoyed the peacefulness as...More

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