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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand

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Good stop off point

Good eating places, many walks from this point with a new circuit crossing over two bridges that have won awards. A well used area for locals as well as travellers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Ron C
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good eating places, many walks from this point with a new circuit crossing over two bridges that have won awards. A well used area for locals as well as travellers.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Charming colonial buildings full of local arts and crafts, including beautiful glass works ('Burning issues') provide also the setting for cafes that cater for al frescso dinning under shady umbrellas. One can gaze at all the international boats nestling in the habour whilst enjoying a great cuppa and a delicious bite. A walk along the habour entrance displays a variety... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Plenty of places to eat- the Fudge Farm icecream is really yummy! Some really nice walks and if you're looking for a nice present for someone special there are some lovely gift shops and jewellery shop! Could do with more seating though.

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NSW Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had a lovely walk around, looking at the boats in the marina and browsing the shops. Lots of cafes in this area. Some renovation work going on when we were there, but not too intrusive.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

quite a few shops good place for a coffee lots of yachts in the bay very nice place to have a walk around at night here is a picture I took

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Jamberoo, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A very pretty part of Whangarei, if in the area do yourself a favour and visit this area, have a walk through, have a coffee, have breakfast, just enjoy the visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Saw the before and after photos. The council have done an amazing job. Full of quaint and different shops. Loved the art and crafts and Le Chateau ice cream! Everyone we met was so friendly, even if we were only browsing. Really impressed! Walked there through the Muir Park which was lovely and highly recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Loved the park and overlooking the harbour, coffees were amazing and the food at Revas was fantastic, try the fish special fresh and delicious good fun for the whole family or business meetings or meeting friends

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Melbourne
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167 reviews 167 reviews
70 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The clock museum is there as are a small number of restaurants and an open market on Sundays. The small water area if quaint and overall it's nice. But not something you'd write home about.

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sydney australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The town basin cannot be missed. Yachts call in here from all over the world and it is fun spotting their home ports.

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