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Town Basin

Address: Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We found the town basin just a little bit ordinary until the the Saturday when there was a fair on. It seemed to come alive and there was lots to see, do and taste.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a grea place to visit. Lots of shops, the clock museum and heaps of boats to look at. Reva's has great food and a great view of marina. There is a market on the bridge every Saturday morning with lots of crafts. Try the walk around the the harbour over the new bridge. Fish and chips from Stumpy's.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The town basin is well maintained, clean and tidy. An ideal place to sit in the sun and watch the water craft in the basin. Or, like me, you could spent a lazy hour (or more) in the local shops which offer a great range of gift ideas. Or you could just enjoy a cup of coffee and relax with... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is where everything happens in Whangarei. It is the place for enjoying the buskers, the food, the people strolling along, talking to the boat owners as they are on there boats repairing or painting. It is a "happy place ".

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whangarei
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I live some distance from town and sometimes need a place to relax and unwind between appointments. The Town Basin is my "go to" place. Good coffee shops and restaurant, safe playground for the children, interesting shops to browse, an excellent walkway with top class sculptures to look at. It is a good place to view the Te Matua a... More

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Whangarei New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We often visit the Town Basin and last weekend we also included part of the Loop Walkway, as we wanted to see the new footbridge over the Waiarohia Stream. This new footbridge completes to walkway between the Town Basin, Port Road and Riverside Drive, and most of the 4.2 km runs alongside the River and is safe for walkers and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There was nothing to dislike, everything meet our requirements. The Staff where very nice and made sure we where happy with the unit, before we payed. Oh Yes one more great, they supplied us with Fresh Trim Milk.

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new zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The new cycle way that loops all around the Town Basin opened and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon going over the new purpose built bridge from where you get a great view of Whangareis Te Matua a Pohe bridge. Well worth a stop just to see this bridge and have a coffee at Town Basin even if not intending to... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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