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Town Basin

Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Whangarei
Type: Neighborhoods
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Kuala Lumpur
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Seriously one of the best things about Whangarei. Love the walk along the water. The whole basin makes you feel like you're in another country. Definitely a place I take people who have never been to the city.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A very interesting area to break your journey. Plenty to see and local crafts etc., available. Plenty opportunity to stretch your legs and take in the vista of yachts moored in the basin. Nice to just sit and watch the world go by. Well worth stopping for.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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173 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well kept area and nicely developed paths kept in ex condition. We enjoyed our walk along the basin by the marina and park area. The park had many happy children playing even on a cold winters day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We took a very pleasant stroll around the shops, were greeted by most shop keepers and enjoyed the variety of things to look at. Lovely building. Delightful waterfront with lots going on. Several cafe/rrstaurants to choose from. Also walked down the river edge on the very well presented boardwalk. Lots of interesting sign boards, sculptures etc to look at and... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice place to spend some time; looking round the Bach at all the beautiful crafts made by Northland people and the Tapestry which is being woven by local people and travellers from all over the world, it will take 2 years to complete and is now over half way there. Also the tourist shops and Cafe's on the water... More

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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Well worth the visit, we were transiting through and it was an ideal spot to stop and stretch the legs and give the kids a run around, cafés everywhere as well as some local arts and crafts to spend money on.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Whangarei has developed the town basin into a tourist mecca. There are all the facilities you need plus walks each side of the water. A canopy bridge has been built which caters for various markets and festivals. The moored yachts present a wonderful backdrop from the restaurants and cafes lining the vehicle free area. Clapham's Clock museum Is a must... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went there for mother's day - as did every other mother in Whangarei! it was so crowded. Had lunch at the Mokaba, the went through to the Bach to see the wonderful tapestry being produced by the peoples of Whangarei and visitors. Bought an ice cream at the Fudge Factory and walked around the harbour in the lovely sunshine then... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

this is a great place to have a coffee watch the boats and just people watch the cafe,s are excellent but the one in a prime position is very noisey inside & we found the service rather slow There is a great playground for children Clapains clocks is worth a visit IT is a easy walk to the main Whangarei... More

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