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Petone Foreshore

The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Beautiful panoramic view of Wellington and the jarboir

Petone is such an interesting town to visit with its eclectic mix of shops and fabulous sea front... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy H
via mobile
A quick stroll, but not at peak traffic times

This is a lovely area to wander along the foreshore with your family or spend time with the kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
zevonae
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Wellington, New Zealand
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The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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"settlers museum"
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"jackson street"
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"coffee cart"
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"dog walking"
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"wrap up warm"
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"fish and chip shop"
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"lower hutt"
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"nice beach"
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"nice walk"
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"somes island"
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"worth a visit"
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"wellington harbour"
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"all ages"
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"pier"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Petone is such an interesting town to visit with its eclectic mix of shops and fabulous sea front walk, especially on a.glorious sunny day. The pier is now open and worth a stroll along There is a wonderful cafe with sea views Seashore caberet. Plenty...More

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely area to wander along the foreshore with your family or spend time with the kids building an number of 'sand' sculptures. However during peak times the traffic flow along here is terrible and you can be stuck in it for some...More

Thank zevonae
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is our local beach, only 5 minutes walk from our house. This summer has been unusually scorching for Wellington, but we try and walk it even in mid-winter. It doesn't have nice sand, it is usually messy with driftwood, but it has a fabulous...More

Thank Calum G
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The foreshore area could be so much more. The beach has a fabulous outlook over to Wellington, Somes Island and the Bays. It is popular with people and families out walking . It could do with more cafes, better play areas for children. The Settlers...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This could be the major tourist attraction in Lower Hutt but sadly it isn't. The views from here are spectacular, looking over the bay to Wellington, but a lack of a range of eating and drinking establishments. I'm pretty sure the locals grumble like old...More

Thank Gregory K
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Not the most beautiful beach in the country but definitely great for views of Wellington, Somes Island, the surrounding mountains and ocean. Great for walks either alongside or on the sand. There is a coffee cart that’s open almost always up on the sidewalk and...More

Thank Djayeats
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Petone is a sweet town will a surprisingly international vibe. Many good ethnic restaurants, and interesting shops. Worth a visit. The foreshore has a good view of downtown Wellington and the Petone Settlers Museum.

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

As someone who loves sifting through any waters-edge flotsam & jetsom, this is a pretty interesting foreshore with loads of driftwood and interesting views across the bay. Visited first time in winter......if you do, wrap up warm, the winds can chill through to the bone....More

Thank PaulClabburn
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Fantastic scenic and easy walk for everyone of all ages and physical abilities. Path is wide, flat and great quality and is used by many people. Great views of the water and mountains that surround. Heaps of car parking along the foreshore. Coffee shops and...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed for the night in a family unit. Very clean, comfortable beds, warm and quiet. Plenty of extra blankets if needed but quilts are very warm. Not fancy but would visit again. Excellent value. Great shower as well and clean bathrooms.

Thank Miriam H
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