Oriental Bay, Wellington

(4.6/5 based on 700+ 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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  • Wonderful beach area with nice sand, some grass, food and restrooms near by and a great spot to relax and enjoy the views. Walking distance from the Waterfront and Museum.  more »
  • Oriental Bay is close to Wellington's CBD and is very popular for living and visiting. The beach is Wellington's most popular beach and the beach and adjacent grass area were enlarged in 2004 using sa...  more »
  • Oriental Bay is a really nice place to stroll down and soak in the Wellington cityscape. Lots of cafes nearby for a caffeine boost too.  more »