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Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunny day” (77 reviews)
“oriental parade” (48 reviews)
“city beach” (20 reviews)
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Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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"sunny day"
in 77 reviews
"oriental parade"
in 48 reviews
"city beach"
in 20 reviews
"man made beach"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 16 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 9 reviews
"inner city"
in 11 reviews
"water front"
in 12 reviews
"wellington harbour"
in 17 reviews
"mount victoria"
in 11 reviews
"te papa"
in 18 reviews
"stroll"
in 81 reviews
"cafes"
in 102 reviews
"joggers"
in 29 reviews
"fountain"
in 43 reviews
"cbd"
in 40 reviews
"swimmers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to be with all the water activities but still right in the city, lovely walks along the waterfront and plenty of good cafes

Thank anicrummer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach so close to the city. Can be quite windy but that's Wellington. Nice walk once the traffic has quietened.

Thank KJGNZ
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

My friend and I walked around to Oriental Bay (one of my hangouts as a teenager) from the city on a beautiful day. It was lovely to see the old houses and church perched up on the hill. there are plenty of cafes to have...More

Thank Timesaticking
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

A great place to relax, with cafes, swimming pool and lovely water bay views. Enjoy the view of boats or ships sailing too.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Not far from Tepapa and other well known Wellington sights, oriental bay is a great place for a scenic walk. There are plenty of things to watch here, from people rollerblading to sunbathers, you won't be alone for long. The views are amazing and great...More

Thank serina29
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

very vibrant place on a nice day, watch the ferries in and out of port, little boats, canoes, dragon boats, people jogging, walking cycling, plenty of eateries, cafes, ice cream, swimming at the beach (warm day), fryberg swimming pool, tugboat restaurant, pleanty of fish being...More

Thank mcdsquared2
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Did a small car drive around the parade. Busy, sunny, curvy enjoyable and that was just the girlfriend ha ! Cool place to drive, grab a cold drink and an icecream park up at the beach or Go view the 1912 primemisisters and his wife...More

Thank Alister N
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Swimming and sunbathing are popular in summer, as are walking, skating, cycling and generally socialising in a pleasant seaside environment. Beside the CBD but not in it, this is a great place to relax, with the addition of cafes, swimming pool and good views.

Thank Loreen B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Walkers/ runners/ cyclists and skaters head this way. Lovely water bay views. watch the boats or ships come in/out. Stop and have brunch at one of the lovely cafes or restaurants surrounding the area. Their is a park for the kids. i love window shopping...More

Thank karina f
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Lovely walking around this Bay, so much to look at and enjoy, small cafes, boats on the Harbour would love to live here

Thank 616christie
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