Days Bay, Wellington

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#3 of 11 in Beaches in Wellington
Water Body Beach
Take a running jump from the pier at Days Bay, a pretty beach spot sought out for its swimming and diving opportunities. Laze away on the beach or swim out to the floating raft. Cool down with a sweet treat from one of the popular ice cream shops, or fill up at a cafe or pizza parlor. Cruise through the galleries and eclectic art shops that surround the wharf to pick up locally sourced, handmade New Zealand crafts as unique souvenirs. Plan to see Days Bay and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wellington trip itinerary planner.
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  • A short 20 minute or so drive from the Wellington CBD, Days Bay in Eastbourne transports you into a totally different world. With a backdrop of East Harbour Regional Park, and Wellington Harbour out f...  more »
  • Its like going to a sea side holiday village. With its own beach and a wharf. Good bus service, cafes and parking. Nice bush walks too. Great when its sunny.  more »
  • lovely sunny still autumn day, great place to linger.... great art/ gift gallery and cafe too. Boats sailing, pretty.  more »

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As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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