Oriental Bay, Wellington
(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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  • The walk along the bays is one of Wellington's outstanding experiences and this little bay is half way along, maybe less. It is a great walk from Te Papa and there are lovely cafes if you want to rest...  more »
  • Had a takeaway coffee and a walk along the pretty bay, watching the families at the playground and swimming in the sea. Expected to find more coffee shops but was enjoyable anyway. Jumped on a $2.00 b...  more »
  • O bay is one of the best beach in wellington. With amazing walk along the side and stunning view. You can skate ot walk or just enjoy the sun its a recommend when your in wellington