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Houghton Bay

The Esplanade | Houghton Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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A rocky beach

Nice if you like to explore rock pools etc but its not a sandy beach. Good path to walk the bays... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Ah62
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Beautiful views of the sea coast

There is a very easy and safe walking path around Houghton Bay which provides excellent views of... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Peter C
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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 Aug 2017
“A rocky beach”
20 Nov 2016
“Beautiful views of the sea coast”
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The Esplanade | Houghton Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Nice if you like to explore rock pools etc but its not a sandy beach. Good path to walk the bays though. Great views back towards Cape Palliser and Welly harbour entrance.

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 21 November 2016

There is a very easy and safe walking path around Houghton Bay which provides excellent views of the sea coast. The beach is sandy and also safe and very nice for walking on. A great place for a relaxing walk.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 April 2016

On this lovely summer's day, we strolled along the bay walkway taking in the sea breeze. Apart from the ocean waves breaking on the rocks of this southerly exposed coast and the occasional traffic passing by, several unusual buildings caught our attention. A lady in...More

Thank Letsgoway
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Great place for Freedom Campers (certified and non-certified) to stay a night or two, for easy access to Wellington and Cook Strait Ferries. Showers and toilets at site. Great views. NOT suitable in gale-force weather, due to proximity of sea.

Thank Zavija
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Beautiful beach with great views but lacking in facilities. No cafe...

Thank DanieWigzell
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