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Island Bay

The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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nature and beauty

blue sea nice homes great place swimming is difficult since water is very cold but watching the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bjackhal
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Willemstad, Curacao
Watch the sunset

Took friends to Mt Vic lookout late afternoon.. sunny day. watched the sunset... a bit cloudy... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
pieata
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“main shops” (2 reviews)
“lovely beach” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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"aquarium"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

blue sea nice homes great place swimming is difficult since water is very cold but watching the fisher man that do this for hobby.its a must very serene

Thank bjackhal
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Took friends to Mt Vic lookout late afternoon.. sunny day. watched the sunset... a bit cloudy, which obscured the sun set over the hills. Took off to Melrose.. still cloudy.. then went to Esplanade, Island Bay.. by the rocky beach which gave unobstructed view of...More

Thank pieata
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Its my go to place for a drive, its one of those scenic suburbs in Welly, great views of the ocean with the cook strait ferry plying in the background, perfect for some great pictures for your Instagram. can get a bit windy sometimes so...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

What's not to love here? I usually run from the airport, through Lyall and Houghton Bays to get to Island Bay. There is a really nice swimming here in the summer and when the weather is clear, stunning views of the South Island. The Island...More

Thank Shawn C
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Usually chilly and windy in Island Bay. Been there dozens of times, checking out new cafes or a walk on the beach. When the weather's fine, a few brave souls ( not me) even have a swim!

Thank r s
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed island bay after a day in the car travelling to Wellington. Lots of space, pontoon for the kids to swim out to an odd course booming into the water is lots of fun. Great place to just let off steam and have fun.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

One of my favourite places to go in Wellington,there is a really good cafe here where you can sit and watch the ships,weather,and the South Island .Wilderness on the edge of NZ's best City.

Thank The C
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I think of Island Bay as a comfortable and unpretentious place with a dash of quirky insouciance. Wellingtonians know its merits, but most tourists don't, which is sad because even short-term visitors can enjoy an easily-accessible, fun day trip just by hopping on the #1...More

Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

As a resident I love Island Bay and its unpretenious atmosphere. On a good day take the No.1 bus to Island Bay beach, pick up some fish and chips and unwind on our golden sands whilst watching the local fishing boats bobbing on the sea.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Beautiful views around the coast from Island Bay, rocky pools and tiny beaches. Some wonderful photo opportunities to be had.

Thank Trexor5
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