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Winter at the Beach

New Zealand has 15,000 km of coastline, and Scorching Bay is one of them. Even in winter, it's a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
CarolDM1900
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Montpelier, Vermont
Quiet and peaceful

Nice quiet bay to the west of Wellington home of Peter Jackson director of Lord of the Rings. Great... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
travelfan31
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Mission, BC
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

New Zealand has 15,000 km of coastline, and Scorching Bay is one of them. Even in winter, it's a great place to visit. Its wide, sandy crescent is sheltered from cold winter winds by a curving, rockbound border that juts into the harbor on the...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Nice quiet bay to the west of Wellington home of Peter Jackson director of Lord of the Rings. Great drive.

Thank travelfan31
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The beach is lovely, with good amenities (toilets and showers) and the water was clean. Enjoy the Gulls too. A good area for picnic.

Thank joanadventure
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is an interesting location to go on a coast walk - as far as you want, but then you have to retrace your steps. There are some nice views and it is a bit disconcerting to see the signs painted on the footpath, directing...More

Thank RogerE1053
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Lovely little beach on a hot day, great for all the family, take your snorkel and have a look around the rocks, watch the interislander ferry head out or in then wait for the waves, plenty of parking, good changing rooms, toilets, tracks bak up...More

Thank mcdsquared2
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My cousins took me here for lunch. The whole place had a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with lovely views over the water.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Wellington once again allows you to go to a piece of (relative) wilderness on the very edge of the Capital; beware of Penguins crossing signs on the road. Love it.

Thank TheC52
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had a Lovely walk along the beach in the brisk wind, but refreshing and invigorating all the same

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you catch the bay on a scorcher of a day it really won't lead your hopes astray. Don't be a fool! The water is clear and cool, and will easily overrule the local public pool. After a swim be sure to stop in at...More

1  Thank SophieF1998
Reviewed 5 March 2018

On a day when it's warm enough to swim Scorching Bay is lovely and you can also watch the Interislander Ferry come and go and the odd cruise ship if you are there for any length of time.

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