Scorching Bay, Wellington

4.8
#2 of 15 in Beaches in Wellington
Take a dip at Scorching Bay, a crescent-shaped sandy beach popular with sunbathers and swimmers alike. Sheltered from the northerly wind in a natural coastal inlet, the beach benefits from a pavilion housing toilets, shower facilities, and parking for mobility scooters. Kids will enjoy the rope-climbing play area, and a nearby cafe serves up snacks. Make use of the great visibility out to sea by watching boats enter and leave the harbor, and purchase sporting equipment at the local shops to play with on the well-maintained grassy area. Before you head to Wellington, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Wellington vacation maker tool , to make sure you see all that Wellington has to offer, including Scorching Bay.
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  • If it's a hot day in Summer you probably want to give this beach a miss unless you like sitting on top of each other, it will be packed with families and BBQ lovers. If it's a slightly less awesome da...  more »
  • 20 minutes from the city centre. It is worth to take the road of the coast, in the early evening to watch the sunset and maybe even a few blue penguins. Very wild!
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  • Makes for a nice half hour's walk, plus there is a good cafe to fuel up beforehand. Worth a trip back.  more »

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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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