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Lunch with a View

If you're just passing through Whangarei and want a nice lunch with great views, a trendy but relaxed vibe, playground for the kids, clean toilets and some interesting shops for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you're just passing through Whangarei and want a nice lunch with great views, a trendy but relaxed vibe, playground for the kids, clean toilets and some interesting shops for a quick browse, then the Town Basin (well signposted) is the place.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an excellent area to visit near the center of town...lots of cafes, river side walk, sculptures, a play ground, art museum. Strongly reccommend this area to visit

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great Town basin walk loop by the Hatea River to and over the new Pohe bridge . then back along the river past the BMX TRACK back towards the town basin where a well earned coffee at the cafe there Walk is 4.5 klm

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely relaxed feel to wandering around the Town Basin, especially with the water and boats moored right there. Makes for an interesting and ever-changing surround. Lots of places to eat (though I wouldn't call them exactly cheap). Great playground for the kids to play in.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I met my girlfriend in whangarei and the town basin walk way down by the bridge is where we first held hands. The town basin cafes are well presented and have nice food. Reva restaurant is great for a night out and the seafood pasta is my favourite. Well done whangarei. You definitely cannot beat this great place on a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good view of the basin and boats. A few nice shops to visit and a handful of restaurants. A really great kids playground which my kids loved. Ice cream shop to finish off the touristy adventure.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Town Basin marina area is an interesting place to spend a couple of hours, A number of cafes, art and craft shops and an impressive marina. Great place to break the journey, stretch the legs and have a coffee in a fun area of town.

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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There are a variety of nice shops to browse and numerous eateries. Would be nice if there were a few musicians frequenting the area. Interesting boats to browse and envy on their moorings. The shop selling glass wear ,pottery and jewellery is particularly interesting. Hope there will be more development for families such as they have at Southbank in Brisbane.

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Northland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Yachts, shelter from the wind, sun on your face, loads of park seating, good food. A waka heading up the river in full voice if youre lucky and you are still in the middle of town.

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Everything is one place; and picturesque too; various cafes and eateries; the Clapham Clock Museum; the information Centre and the Art gallery; nice shops with interesting wares; and the international yacht harbour right in front as a backdrop.

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