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Sep 12, 2017
“Great to sit and watch the sea”
Mar 13, 2018
“Nice bay”
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Owhiro Bay Parade | Owhiro Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Nice bay that can be quite rough at times. It has a beach bit and rocks and does tend to get a good blasting from the cook straits winds. Not warm in winter!!

Thank D P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Owhiro Bay is not a swimming beach. It is a great place to come to to watch the sea. Drive around towards Red Rocks and park at the Red Rocks car park and go for a walk. Fantastic spot to dolphin or whale watch. In...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We have enjoyed walking our dog along the Owhiro Bay foreshore on many occasions. Just a short, enjoyable drive from the city. On a sunny, windless day it is a totally different experience form the exhilarating challenge of a blistering southerly gale. Both wonderful and...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Beautiful. We stayed here overnight in our motorhome at the freedom camping area next to the Te Kopahou Visitor Centre. The views were excellent and it is so close to Wellington. Very rocky black beach so we didn't swim, but it was just a very...More

Thank weLEFT
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Beautiful artistic landscape. A rugged mountain wall on one side, an endless roaring sea pounding the rocky shoreline on the other. We were parked overlooking the spiky tufts of grass and lonely wooden bench looking out to sea as if yearning for a love's return....More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Love the views around here, many people also enjoy walking along here with their family or dogs. Places along the way to sit and rest and soak up the view as well as loads of photo opportunities. Rock formations also are ever changing depending on...More

Thank zevonae
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Don't know anything about the reserve and its seals, but this review is about freedom van camping nearby. A great free legal van camp spot. We stayed here 3 nights here at the facility that is designed for overnight van camping. Next to Taputeranga marine...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This bay is really worth the visit. At certain times of the year, it becomes a seal sanctuary, where you could see a lot of seals on the rocks. The public transportation goes only close to the bay but you need to do a lot...More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Owhiro Bay is located south coast of Wellington approx 20min drive from the CBD. Its definitely worth driving along this coastal route as the scenery is very pretty. There is a coastal walk which leads to Sinclair Heads , where there is a large NZ...More

3  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

It's worth making the effort to head out of Welly to find this place. It's peaceful, very picturesque and seems to have plenty of wildlife on view

1  Thank Anthony G
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