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Lyall Bay

Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had family visiting Wellington so decided to visit this cafe as recently opened in Lyall Bay - I had realisedbit opened late in the morning so not a good choice for breakfast early in the day - pays to check opening hours. The Facebook page...More

Thank Dudley44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leaving Wellington on our way to Martinborough, we followed the coast road - Marine Drive all the way to Lyall Bay. The weather was fine and warm and the scenery was picturesque. The road winds around 10 bays, many with distinctive character. For instance Evans...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Good spot to have a bite to eat and drink from the food truck. Great place for dog walking. Entertaining people watching spot. Plenty of surfers in the water but slow going.

Thank JudyHoward
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited from UK. Travelling round NZ with daughter who's living and working here. Only here for one night then onto South Island but would,like to stay longer next time I'm over. Love Wellington and the harbour ! If I was to be able to live...More

Thank Mitzimai
Reviewed 25 April 2017

when you drive up and catch your first glimpse of the lyall bay beach,it puts a smile on your face.The beach is great to walk on,and there are cafes and a shop across the road,the end bty airport is surfers area and most of the...More

Thank Strang M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

One of the nicest beach in Wellington. The sunsets are usually stunning. If you like surfing it is the only good spot in Wellington!

Thank nathalierp2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We found the Spruce Goose spacious, organised and efficient. It was early evening and we were allowed to choose where we wanted, next to an open window with views across the bay and airport runway. In spite of the latter - aircraft noise was minimal....More

Thank Di9014
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had lunch at the Maranui cafe here it was amazing eating outdoors upstairs. Views over beach to airport.

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Headed for a visit early evening during the week. Caught the sunshine and had a lovely walk along the beach. Enjoyed watching the world go by and watching all the planes take off and land. Worth wandering along to see the 'middle of middle earth'...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Close to the airport, Lyall Bay has cafes and kids playgrounds and you can watch planes takeoff and land at Wellington airport from the beach. Close to the airport retail precinct as well for shopping, and Bunnings nearby.

Thank raura
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