Oriental Bay, Wellington

Categories: Bodies of Water, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great views of Wellington, the harbor and Matiu/Somes Island. Good ice cream and gelato shops for hot days. 
  • What a lovely drive around to the city from the airport. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the views. Looking over the water watching planes take off. 
  • Oriental Bay is the perfect place for a stroll along the coast and it is so conveniently close to the city! There is a multitude of cafes and restaurants along Oriental Parade which make the perfect s...  read more »
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