Holidays in Oriental Bay Beach

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Oriental Bay Beach which includes a bay or harbour and a coastal town

A pristine beach perfect for swimmers and sunbathers, only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.

Popular with locals and tourists, the Oriental Bay Beach is often referred to as Wellington's very own mini Riviera and when you see it for yourself, you’ll understand why. Take a stroll along its dazzling promenade, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or picnic and sunbathe on the pristine sands surrounded by some of the most prestigious properties you'll find anywhere in the region.

Lie back on the beach and enjoy the views of the northern hills and the Carter Memorial Fountain, which sits in the middle of the bay, as it has done since it was gifted to the city by local resident Hugh Carter. For something a little more fast-paced, hire a pair of rollerblades or skates, or maybe even a crocodile bike; a covered four-wheel bicycle which can carry between five and eight passengers.

A safe spot for swimmers, Oriental Bay Beach is blessed with a shore that slopes gently into the ocean. You’ll have to swim a fair way out to sea before the water comes up to your neck!

The beach is also ideal for children. They can burn off some excess energy and enjoy the rides in the children's playground, which you'll find located to the west side of the beach. Next door, you will find Freyberg Pool, which has a 25-metre main pool as well as a heated indoor pool designed for small children.

For a bite to eat, head for one of the area’s many cafés and restaurants. For something a bit different, you can even dine out on a tug boat or enjoy fine dining at one of the many great eateries.

You can easily reach Oriental Bay Beach on foot. It’s only a short distance from the heart of the city centre. There are also buses that will take you there. If you’re driving, you can park in the bays available by the promenade or find a spot in the car park located beside Freyberg Pool. The beach has toilet facilities and the adjacent Freyberg beach has wheelchair access.

233 Cheap Hotels Near Oriental Bay Beach

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
The price is AU$149 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of St Paul's Cathedral, Carter Observatory and Te Papa (Museum of ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Nice and comfortable and in a great location. Good for business and leisure travellers."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$167 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Pipitea, this luxury hotel is steps away from Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Lambton Quay and Sky Stadium are also ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (976 reviews)
"Rydges Wellington was great for our 2 night stay ...room was good and so was the breakfast"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Rydges Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
4 out of 5
2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
Fully refundable
The price is AU$150 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Wellington CBD, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station). TSB ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
"Difficult access to hotel. Taxi wasn't even aware."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Travelodge Hotel Wellington
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Oriental Bay Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

ibis Wellington
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is AU$117 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
ibis Wellington
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is AU$167 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Rydges Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
The price is AU$149 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
4 out of 5
2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
The price is AU$150 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
Oaks Wellington Hotel
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
The price is AU$139 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Oaks Wellington Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
The price is AU$120 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
InterContinental Wellington, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Wellington, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
2 Grey Street, Wellington
The price is AU$266 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
InterContinental Wellington, an IHG Hotel
QT Wellington
QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
The price is AU$201 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
QT Wellington
West Plaza Hotel
West Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
The price is AU$122 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
West Plaza Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.