Oriental Bay is a suburb on the waterfront just beyond Te Papa museum. Its an unbeatable area on a summer’s day. The beach – f formed with sand transported from Golden Bay on the South Island – is a very pleasant place to hang out if you’re in town on one of Wellington’s (not necessarily frequent!) warm and not-too-windy days.

Nearby Places to Stay

Wellington

Driving Time: 11 mins (2.5km/1.6mi)

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Picton

Driving Time: 3 hours 53 mins (104km/65mi)

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Marlborough

Driving Time: 4 hours 18 mins (132km/82mi)

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Nearby Places to Stay

Wellington

Driving Time: 11 mins (2.5km/1.6mi)

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Picton

Driving Time: 3 hours 53 mins (104km/65mi)

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Marlborough

Driving Time: 4 hours 18 mins (132km/82mi)

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