Oriental Bay, Wellington

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Boasting sandy beaches and a bustling promenade, Oriental Bay represents one of Wellington's most fashionable and desirable neighborhoods. Soak up the lively atmosphere on a leisurely stroll before going for a paddle in the bay's clear blue waters. A much beloved fountain sits off shore, creating an impressive spectacle with its 16 m (52 ft) spray, while a disused wooden barge provides a welcome resting and sunning spot for swimmers. It's a good idea to bring a jacket with you on your visit as the bay can get very windy. Use our Wellington day trip planning app to arrange your visit to Oriental Bay and other attractions in Wellington.
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  • Walking down looking at the harbour, the boats, the people, the architecture of the houses is a must. in good weather you can have a swim by the little sandy beach and the playground for the children ...  more »
  • Bay area is an excellent place to walk around, hang out, swim, just sit and relax... Plus there is a nice view to the down-town of Wellington. It can be busy during some of hours of the day or on week...  more »
  • A lovely little bay with a beautiful yellow sand beach, so refreshing to see. If I am back in Wellington would love to stay in this location. Close to most things and an easy walk to the city centre  more »

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