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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand
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Nice area

We are docked at the Town Basin for 3 months now and plan to stay another 3 months. It is so convenient to shop, eat and hike this beautiful area. We are often entertained by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Diane C
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are docked at the Town Basin for 3 months now and plan to stay another 3 months. It is so convenient to shop, eat and hike this beautiful area. We are often entertained by the many open air performances that take place along the rivers edge.

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Thank Diane C
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Town Basin is a mudt visit for restaurants, entertainmeht, historical buildings, clock museum and much more. The floral display is gorgeous and the shops offer that little something different. Loved it.

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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved walking along this area. Al fresco dining available, though both visits we arrived after closing time. The playground was fantastic. We enjoyed hanging out here with our two year old.

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Thank Mez K
Whangarei, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Congratulations to the Council and Business People who have done a wonderful Job of creating a Great Walk and Exercise Gym along the Walk....So handy for Solo or Mum and toddler in a Pram or little Bike....Especially lovely views of Town Basin and our Bridge....After your Walk you can stop in at a lovely Cafe and enjoy lunch or Coffee... More 

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Thank MDove359
Chur, Switzerland
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95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whangarei town basin offers something for most tastes. You can watch sail ships from all over the world, visit art galleries and gift shops, have a drink or good food or just go for a stroll

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Thank ToblerE
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am impressed with how this area has been presented. The lovely walkway around the basin with the boats, over the bridges and back again. The paths plenty wide enough for all walkers, joggers and bikes. There is an area with workout equipment, numerous seating areas, greenery, kids playground. This is truly an awesome peaceful, pretty part of Whangarei. Well... More 

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Thank TheBarrsNZ
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The water front has everything you need for a good day out with the family. Many places to eat out, ice cream, water front walks, parks, there is even a bbq available. With the loop here now too there is every reason to visit this beautiful slice of whangarei :)

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Thank Amelia H
Thomastown, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Talk about kids enjoying swings, the clock museum and general river side walk. Can't get enough of this place. As an aggregate I have already spent perhaps 10 hours here and the bridge that open and close to let big ships pass is also something that's awesome. I recorded a video but unsure how to post it. Great place.

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Thank Jazzy C
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Town Basin is full of restaurants, attractions, galleries and more. There is a fabulous floral display and the buildings are gorgeous. Must visit wgen in Whangarei.

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Thank Yvonne T
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on whim as we were driving through the town and saw a sign for the Town Basin. Our breakfast was very nice and a mooch around the marina and various shops is well worth doing. The wooden buildings fit the marina setting perfectly. It's a very pretty place.

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