Oriental Bay, Wellington

4.6
#1 of 14 in Nature in Wellington
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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  • August 8, 2017
    A lovely beach with imported sand.... wide walkway lots of space for everyone, bikes,people etc lots of places to rest and a selection of cafes and restaurants this is a wealthy area and they price ac...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I think this IS THE place to go in Wellington, even when it is raining you can sit in the Boat Cafe observe the ocean and eat great food.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    A sandy beach in the city, a very short walk from the CBD. It doesn't sound like Wellington but be assured it is! A wonderful recreational activity if you have an hour or two free and feel like a walk...  more »

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