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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand

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Give yourself time to just walk around

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Marilyn S
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Melbourne
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Town Basin is a great place to visit for a coffee, meal, icecream or other delicacies and some exquisite shopping. This is a place locals and visitors can meet and relax, take a stroll around the picturesque space and trail, visit the Whangarei Arts or Clock Museums, galleries or take the children to the play ground and the local... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love walking through, love the shops, great for overseas visitors with souvenirs, variety of places to dine in, relaxing place to just sit. ,

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new zeland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
84 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's tightened up it's act, there are some great cafes, car parking is free, if you can find a spot that is, and the number of boats seems to be increasing. A nice way to spend a hour or so

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lots of lovely places to eat. Great views of the harbour and very relaxing. Good walking loop round the harbour. A few interesting shops.

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Quirindi, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautifully developed. Will be great when the vegetation grows more. Down side is walking along the road to complete the circuit. People friendly and say Hi.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A great place to shop, eat and relax. Wonderful on a Saturday particularly when the Canopy Bridge markets are on. Visit Fudge Farm for a bit of indulgence, best fudge on the planet in my view and they make wonderful icecreams and sundaes so the perfect place to head to for an after dinner or lunch sweet. Excellent playground for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I was waiting for several hours for a bus to Auckland NZ and I decided to take in the sights around the town basin.Surprisr,Surprise at the back of the Information office it was a whole new world of shops and cafes and if you are a tourist like me(from Oz)there was everything I needed to take NZ back to Oz... More 

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