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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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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  • Very nice little beach right by the heart of the city. Easy to park there and walk to downtown for anything. Ocean view with mountains - beautiful! Take a walk by the sea or go for a swim, either way ...  more »
  • Great place to go for a fantastic waterfront walk. Softish sand and a beautiful drive along the bays which joins with Evans Bay. The large conifers are always lit at night as if it's Xmas and make a l...  more »
  • Made a big mistake. Decided to have a walk around Oriental Bay from the museum was really disappointed as there had been a dog walk & the amount of dog poo left behind where people had to walk on the ...  more »