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Town Basin

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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand

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If you are visiting Whangarei you HAVE to go to the town basin. Lots of interesting gift shops, the clock museum and more. Plus every sort of eatery. Go just for a coffee, brunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Whangarei you HAVE to go to the town basin. Lots of interesting gift shops, the clock museum and more. Plus every sort of eatery. Go just for a coffee, brunch or lunch you wont be disappointed. Follow up with a walk along the estuary. Interesting sculptures dotted along the way and information about the local history.

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Cheshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely area with numerous shops and cafes and restaurants. Great circular walk over the new bridge, level walking - takes about one hour. Great atmosphere in the Basin - certainly where it is all happening.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on a tour. A great place for a walk along the river. Some nice places for a coffee and a cake. Lots of local people out for a run / walk / stroll. Pretty gardens with a huge sun dial.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

For a local to bring a visitor too this must be the number one attraction in town. Simply called "The Town Basin" it is so much more. Excellent restaurants, coffee shops and intriguing speciality shops, art trail, children’s play area, contemplation seating to view the yachts on the water with their forest of masts. Certainly a vibrant hub to launch... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

was ok not really a lot to say about this area for now. could be enhanced further so will definitely look forward to seeing if any updating has been made on our next visit bacl.

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Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There are numerous shops and restaurants as well as the local 'i'. (Info) Plus a pleasant riverside sculptural walk. Lots of cruising yachts adds to the interest and they local brewery is also nearby. Good spot.

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Bransgore, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a good Sunday brunch here with Family and very much enjoyed looking around the basin. Wonderful Ice Cream. So many yachts to see from all over the world, lovely day.

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Melbourne
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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Give yourself time to walk around and pick any place to eat. I must say you will find it hard to find a bad place to eat in whangarei.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

it wae a lovely day here and very hot,the ice cream shop is lovely with plenty of other shops to buy and browse.the basin walk is nice with seating to enjoy the views

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The town basin has cafes, souvenir shops, & great views with all the yachts & boats in the basin. (Clean Toilets handy too) The circular loop walk/cycleway is a fantastic addition to the area, taking in the stone waka & wave sculpture at the end of the amazing art works on show. Continue along onto the Waiarohia foottraffic Bridge &... More 

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