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Island Bay

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Address: The Parade, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
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An extended area of shops, cafes and bars in a lovely area.

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. Great little restored cinema. A couple of great coffee places and all you need to... More 

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Thank GingerK6
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Island bay started out life as a fishing village for local people and over the years has become a sought after place to live. Here there are Cafe's, Restaurants, Parks, Gardens, look out points and places of interest. In the farthest part of Island bay they have built a large toilet complex which also has running water and a sewerage... More 

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Thank Ashley K
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I always take out-of-town/overseas visitors to this little gem of an attraction. It's so much fun being able to touch some of the marine life, watch the faces of the children, see the resident octopus being fed. The volunteers who work there (including youngsters) are very knowledgable and I love hearing about how the sea creatures wind up there and... More 

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Thank Susy F
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Thank lon_alyse
Island Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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187 reviews
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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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17 reviews
6 attraction 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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