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Island Bay

The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Enjoyable seaside suburb...

Great place for a walk along the seaside or just to drive around the coast. Good playground by the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
I do like to be beside the seaside...

Great little suburb of Wellington. A typical display of older style housing set up by Italian and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris P
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“red rocks” (6 reviews)
“south coast” (5 reviews)
The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for a walk along the seaside or just to drive around the coast. Good playground by the beach for the kids and a few good eateries around the suburb. One of my favourite suburbs in Wellington. I would however say that they have...More

Thank NesianStyle
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great little suburb of Wellington. A typical display of older style housing set up by Italian and other european immigrants. The promenade along the coast is well developed (except for a couple of short sections that are currently under repair and development. Flat smooth surface...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to explore. Amazing weather for winter. So nice for a drive around all the bays. Take a picnic and sit on one of the many beaches.

Thank Nicki B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want some fresh air - this is the place. This little settlement hugs the coast and extends up the Valley, A great family suburb with excellent shops and eateries as well as wonderful views - get your action shot of the Cook Strait...More

Thank PaulaTAllen
Reviewed 16 May 2017

beautiful sandy beach, sheltered from wind by the island so it's safe for children. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the west side of the bay - a good sandy stretch then a rocky point with lots of rock pools to clamber around. There is a...More

Thank DeborahEast
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Island Bay is georgous, the park for the kids is perfect for a family picnic with bbq's you can use and the beach right across the road. In the old bait shed which is the brown building at the end of the boats kids pay...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Island Bay is an old, established community, lots of querky houses, shops, boats .... easy walking, shopping and cafes !

Thank RedOchreWoman
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A brilliant small community served by the number 1 bus. A great coastal drive that goes past and close to the airport.

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Island Bay is very popular and we got the impression those who ran the shops etc all knew they were in competition with each other so, in general, standards were high.

Thank Robonline
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of weeks staying in Island Bay and loved it. Close to the CBD for a couple of days seeing attractions or shopping, but an independent community with a small town feel. Fabulous walks up on the ridge or around the bays....More

Thank GingerK6
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Island Bay Butchery
7 reviews
.30 km away
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