Surrounded by many of Wellington's most expensive and desirable homes, Oriental Bay is a sheltered, safe swimming bay right ... More
Surrounded by many of Wellington's most expensive and desirable homes, Oriental Bay is a sheltered, safe swimming bay right in the heart of the city. Ringed by a promenade, visitors and locals can relax on the beach with views across to the inner-city and the northern hills.
Fun little kids beach near the play ground. Popular spot, though. It gets busy during the weekends. Kids love the slides and the tidal pools that have formed on the concrete blocks. Parking can be difficult.
I live in a rented property on Oreintal Parade. The house we live is is one of the oldest in the area, though you wouldnt know it to walk past, the company that owns it ripped off the original brick front with huge bay windows, and replaced it with a cheap stock hardboard facade with aluminium windows. This is because the house is so old with so much history that it was goign to be a heritage site and therefore it would be illegal to knock it down and replace it with a souless apartment block. It will now no longer be a heritage site because of this hidious alteration so the landlord can profit twice as much. Very clever. We are enjoying very much being able to live in our amazing house before it gets murdered. Inside there is all the original woodwork wihich is very beautiful.
Living on Oriental Parade is a lovely experience. The light is always beautiful, what ever the weather. the new beach from golden bay sand is the best investment our city council has made. We have a gorgeous view of hte city lights on the harbour water at night.
This boating club is situated on an exposed side of Wellington harbour so you will seldom be becalmed while sailing.
Boat owners of all types are welcome and can race for fun or competitively. Junior boaties are encouraged and ...
You could sit and watch the surfers all day as they do battle with the elements in this tiny bay.
It is not safe for swimming because of strong rip tides but watch the surfers use the rip to ...
This is a long bay with safe swimming, which changes from sandy to 'shelly' as you walk from the northern
to the southern end. A lovely spot for those long evening walks along the beach and for beachcombing. The ...