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Town Basin

Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Neighborhoods
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The town basin keeps getting better with more things to do and a better and better walk/bike path. A great playground for the kids, decent food and a relaxing boardwalk make it a favorite place to go in town.

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Kent, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Town Basin has a lovely marina and is a great place to meet with family and friends. They have brilliant cafes/restaurants for lunch (and breakfast). There are a few shops for souvenirs, craft ones and art gallery plus Claphams National Clock museum. There is a play area for the children and plenty or outside space for a picnic or... More

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Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good to walk around...excellent weather helped...a good meeting and gathering place. A little underwhelmed by the shops - although some very good.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Peaceful area for relaxing with family and friends. Nice walks along the boardwalk, and good quality safe children's play area. Excellent cafés catering for breakfast and brunch. Boutique shopping for discerning traveller's.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very spread out but lots of lovely walks and looked very clean and well looked after. Lots of eating places and places of interest.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

In the heart of Whangarei, close to city centre (shopping!) a great place to put your feet up take in a coffee, food etc while enjoying the surrounding area of yachts, water, children fishing off the wharf etc

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The basin is down by the marina and has a great choice of places to eat and to shop. A lovely walk along the waters side with places to picnic and for the children to play.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited many times and it keeps getting better. Well worth a visit. Range of cafe's and restaurants as well as interesting tourist shops with a better than average range of goods. Ice cream shop has wide range of really good well priced icecreams. The glass factory lets you view the manufacture (what an art that is) and has very very... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great place for cafes and restaurants. Lots of other shops to see. A place a visitor really needs to go. Relaxing having a coffee by the water.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The town basin is a good spot in Whangarei for you to relax, enjoy the peaceful environment and get a bite to eat or do some souvenir shopping. The area has quite a number of cafe to choose from and also has a few art and souvenir shop for shopping. The clock museum is also in the area for those... More

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