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. Put Oriental Bay into our Wellington family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This place gets crowded when the sun comes out in Wellington. It has a wonderful feel, nice clean sand and a great place to relax. A few restaurants/cafes just across the road if you're peckish. Recom...  more »
  • This was a rarity for us to see a beach with golden sand in our travels around the North Island on our trek from Auckland to Napier and then on down to Wellinton through Masterton. My partner and I we...  more »
  • A bit of a walk from the main city centre, past Te Papa and a bit more around the harbour, but so worthwhile. Beautiful sandy beach, with free changing rooms and toilets and a large children's play ar...  more »