Oriental Bay Beach, Wellington

Located less than 2 km from Wellington, Oriental Bay Beach is one of the most accessible beaches in New Zealand. It consistently receives huge numbers of local visitors and tourists.

Getting there

Reaching the beach is easy, and most people do so by foot. For the physically challenged, the beach has wheelchair access, while those who choose to drive to the beach can park their cars near the Freyberg Pool.

On the beach

The top activity at Oriental Bay Beach is swimming. For families, a beach is also a favorite place for picnicking, just walking, or skating.

At the Oriental Bay Beach, there are plenty of eateries to choose from, serving both international and local cuisine.

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Hotels near the beach

  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
    4 stars
  • Bay Plaza Hotel
    4 stars
  • Oriental Bay – B&B
    free wifi for guests
  • Museum Art Hotel
    4 stars
  • Hotel ibis Wellington
    3 stars
  • Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel
    4 stars, free wifi


  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports

Beach on the map