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Scorching Bay

Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Beautiful spot

Amazing to think this lovely bay is within minutes of Wellington CBD. We met friends there and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Great little spot

Great place to picnic, or buy an ice cream or take away from the café on the beach. The spot is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Masterton, New Zealand
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scorch o rama” (12 reviews)
“rock pools” (10 reviews)
“great beach” (7 reviews)
Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to think this lovely bay is within minutes of Wellington CBD. We met friends there and despite the cool weather the kids ran around in the beach and the rocks for hours. Lovely relaxing spot.

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to picnic, or buy an ice cream or take away from the café on the beach. The spot is protected from the wind. There are always people around so a safe spot.

Thank JudyHoward
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did this as part of a scenic drive on the last day. A damp and blustery one. Stunning in a word, complete with waves crossing the roadway.

Thank nambatri2016
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Scorching Bay is a little bit away from the CBD but if you have a car, or a willing to take the bus, this would be a lovely place for a seaside picnic. There are always families out there and fisherman spending their time by...More

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This beach not only has beautiful views, but has private spots too! The main beach is sheltered by rocks at each end. If you drive just passed the main carparks and just past the rocks at the north end, this is a secondary gravel patch...More

Thank Matt_and_Mylo
Reviewed 24 March 2017

What a spot. White sand ,hot sun , no wind it is probably somewhere not many go but if you have some free time its worth a visit.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

It's SO beautiful here I can't recommend a visit enough!!! The beach is beautiful and the water is clear, or you can lie around on the grass and just take in the view. The surrounding accommodations are worth a look and a general drive around...More

Thank lexx1978
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Really cool place to get away from the city, yet so close to town. Nice quiet beach away from the masses. Has a great café there for great food and ice creams. A little jem

Thank WOW2010
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It has nice views, but thats about it. And the view wasn't even that great either. If you want to eat something in this area, be prepared to spend a small fortune.

Thank Romatze412
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely drive along the ocean. Just take the road. it will lead you to new destinations.

Thank Jan V
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What is the name of cafe where the waiters walk across the road please?
13 January 2016|
Response from RNewZealand |