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“lovely view and boardwalk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orakei Basin

Orakei Basin
Orakei Road, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“lovely view and boardwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

peaceful walk along the side of the orakei basin, then over the new-ish boardwalk. lovely views. I think dogs are allowed there off the leash, but they are generally well behaved.

Visited February 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Hidden in the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The walk on the purpose built pathway around the Orakei Basin is beautiful and unexpected as it is situated in the suburbs. Much NZ wildlife, including a wide range of birds can be seen. For those into boating/water skiing it is an ideal location.

Visited January 2013
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“Midnight Swimming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I used to live in Ngaiwi Street, which looked down on the basin and harboured boats. I used to drive down to the basin - often at 4 in the morning, on a warm, summer's night - and dive in to cool off from the humidity of the night. On nights when there was a full moon, it felt like there was no other place in the world I'd rather be!

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“Laffs, I grew up overlooking it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My family home is still there, so I'm somewhat biased, but it is very pretty and very popular for walking.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A nice walk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Orakei basin has been upgraded so that you can now walk right around it.It has a mixture of flat and hilly contours and takes about 30-40 mins depending on how fast you go.A good place to let your dogs off the lead.

Visited August 2012
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