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. Use our Wellington day trip planning app to arrange your visit to Oriental Bay and other attractions in Wellington.
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  • We were lucky to visit on such a beautiful day. The beach is small but very clean and beautiful. You can ride one of the croc bikes around which is super fun! Parking can be hard to find if it's a...  more »
  • A lovely walk from downtown to Oriental Bay. We went in the evening so it had a different, serene vibe. When you go back you can easily take a different route downtown so you can see other stores and....  more »
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