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Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Bay area is an excellent place to walk around, hang out, swim, just sit and relax... Plus there is a nice view to the down-town of Wellington. It can be busy during some of hours of the day or on weekends.

Thank Aigars S
Reviewed 8 March 2018

A lovely little bay with a beautiful yellow sand beach, so refreshing to see. If I am back in Wellington would love to stay in this location. Close to most things and an easy walk to the city centre

Thank Lepa M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great to visit this and see all the interesting architecture but couldn't find anywhere for a coffee or lunch

Thank jacaranda360
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A wander along Oriental Parade is a "must do" when visiting Wellington unless the weather is terrible. The beach is very good for an inner city beach and many people swim there in summer.

Thank kiwifi2015
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
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