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Island Bay

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Address: The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-802 4860

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Stunning on a fine day

When the weather is fine, go take a walk around the beaches and paths around Island bay, sample the delicious fish and chips from the local shop and enjoy your day!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
lon_alyse
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When the weather is fine, go take a walk around the beaches and paths around Island bay, sample the delicious fish and chips from the local shop and enjoy your day!

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Island Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where I live. Fabulous place to have a home. Just a few minutes away from the beach and the South Coast..

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Thank Joy B
Wellington, New Zealand
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173 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a walk along the coast, play at the park, go see a film and then visit the shops with great cafes and pubs and restaurants.

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Thank Nedbedrock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Island Bay is a lovely little suburb on Wellington's south coast. On a clear day, there are picture perfect views of the island and even out to the South Island from certain areas. There are a couple of nice bush walks around where you can enjoy views out to the South Island from the top as well. The shops area... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best walk treks for those with families as dotted along the beach front are small cafe that helps break the trek to manageable chunks. Whilst the rocky beach may not appeal to beach swimmers it offers an adventure for younger kids looking out for creatures like crab caught in the pools created by the rocks.... More 

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Thank 639abbie
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The parade to Island Bay used to be a lovely place to drive down. Since the Wellington City Council has put in the terrible dangerous cycle lane it has become a nightmare to drive down. Plus a dangerous place to park your car unless you want your wing mirror taken off. The road is now so narrow that two buses... More 

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Thank Lynne G
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lovely view from the sea promenade. On Sundays it is possible to visit a small marine life museum. Haven't had a chance to eat sausages, but the Bach cafe is also a good choice. I have noticed that the place is very popular among divers.

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Thank Natalia S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

the butchery has the best range of Sausages n meat cuts. If you are looking for premium meat n sausages, this is the place!

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Thank davidtan2016
Bundaberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had the best day doing a coastal walk to see the seals. It took a approximately two hours to walk there from Island Bay (we caught the local bus) and we were lucky with the mild weather. There were plenty of seals to photograph. After working a hearty appetite - we had a late lunch at the The Bache... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The best thing about Island Bay are the sausages the local butcher makes. The locals are helpful, but often in a counter-productive fashion. And they hate bicycles. Some don't like people who drive cars or walk for that matters. The odd bus driver on the #4 and #29 routes fails to pick you up, sometimes even refuses to stop to... More 

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