We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oriental Bay

Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$38.35*
and up
Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
More Info
US$208.48*
and up
Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sunny day” (75 reviews)
“city beach” (21 reviews)
“beach babylon” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
CONTACT
+64 4-802 4860
Write a Review
Reviews (787)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 714 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been visiting Oriental bay for the past 2 years especially during summer season. its a great place for walk, chil, run, coffee etc.

Thank SathyaBala10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oriental Bay is a beautiful place to go for a stroll on a sunny day. I recommend taking a seat on the waterfront and relaxing for a while with an ice cream. There are also great cafes to stop for a bite to eat

Thank Lady_Katie_Kate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking along the Oriental Parade, so much to see - boats in the harbour, car ferries to and fro, cruise liners, swimmers (the beaches look good) and of course the mountains all around.

Thank Tiara2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a leisurely lunch on a hot winters day ( surprise) with great friends we did an ice cream 🍦 stroll along oriental parade with friends , great views and amenities good old Wellington at its best

Thank Alneatz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle in the city and relax by the seaside. Oriental Bay is the perfect place if you're not prepared to travel far. It's within short walking distance from the city centre and it boasts...More

Thank evitaveda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Oriental bay - great place for walking, sitting in a cafe - looking out across the Harbour. Great view of the whole city. Loads of locals and tourists enjoy this area.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed October 17, 2017

After checking in to the nearby QT Museum Hotel we set off for a very pleasant Easter Monday stroll around Oriental Parade. Although it was sunny and warm we did not think it warm enough to be in the water as one brave soul snorkelled...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed October 16, 2017

15 minutes walking distance from the CBD and you have this beach! It might not be huge, but it's pretty cool to relax and maybe even go for a swim.

Thank Paloma F
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Came to Oriental bay at around 3pm on a really nice midweek afternoon. Beach is amazing with spectacular scenery. Walked along the beach and then got a gelato. Perfect way to spend time in the afternoon on a sunny day!

Thank Waylornz
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This beach is lovely and calm, perfect for children. There’s a playground, plenty of grass space and seats for a picnic, and a little shop that sells delicious gelato, waffles, and a few other things.

Thank Hayley A
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Ortega Fish Shack
1,066 reviews
1.18 km away
Whitebait
397 reviews
.96 km away
One80o Restaurant & Lounge Bar
474 reviews
.89 km away
Coene's Bar & Eatery
276 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
10,615 reviews
1.28 km away
Mount Victoria
2,222 reviews
.82 km away
Harbourside Market Wellington
89 reviews
1.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Oriental Bay staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit