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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand

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Don't pass through stop and Stretch your legs and walk the attractive Town Basin.

There's loads of interesting shops and eateries catering for all diets including the clock museum, and a glassblower at work with other interesting things to see by just strolling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Warren H
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's loads of interesting shops and eateries catering for all diets including the clock museum, and a glassblower at work with other interesting things to see by just strolling the area of the Town Basin. Viewing the many boats tied up there,some from overseas adds to the interest and atmosphere on offer. During summer months quite often there is also... More 

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Thank Warren H
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Twelve months of the year you'll find people of all ages enjoying themselves at the town basin and along the Hatea loop walkway. From families enjoying bike rides with the kids, couples strolling along the waterfront or teenagers (and older) searching for Pokemon. There's a really positive, friendly atmosphere everywhere. The town basin is one of those outdoor places that... More 

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Ruakaka
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoy a stroll around the Town Basin whether by myself at lunch or with friends and family on the weekends. On most days there are groups of people of all ages enjoying the space. The talented buskers create relaxing background music. A good place to relax and have a coffee, food or glass of wine. The shops offer... More 

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Thank Shandster007
Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy entertaining place for young and old. Great food options some of the best restaurants in Whangarei are situated here. Galleries, museum and many other attractions..

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Thank kathybeckham
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a peaceful lovely setting for Families, couples and business people. Shopping and Dining areas are plentiful touristy shops, chocolate fudge shop and Clapham Clocks gallery well worth a visit.

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Thank Lyn C
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from galleries and eating as an adult I find very little going on at the town basin. The markets are nice wouldn't it be great if we had buskers performing around the place. Oh and wild life some how present.

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Thank Bonswag
Whangarei, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit and unwind, have a coffee, wander around look at the boats, shops or have a meal. It is even better on a fine sunny day. Stop off and visit the National Clock Museum,or visit the Whangarei Art Museum and Reyburn House .Both the latter are at present hosting REMBRANDT Remastered. A collection of... More 

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Thank peter S
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The work done over the last two years is astounding, its a lovely evening stroll on a flat path but with the possibility of jogging it if you want and outside exercise equipment on the side. Or do what we did simply stroll along as a family read and view the history and views and enjoy being together.

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Thank DavidParker_Reviews
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was smaller than expected but had some quaint little shops and cafes. There are a couple of museums there too - but I cant comment on them. Great way to fill a couple fo hours.

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Thank Homerun3361
New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

awesome place to get off the buses that connect to Whangarei from other cities. Lots of shops, souvenirs, walks and playground. Great for the family, Ice cream, Lunch, Dinner. Awesome!

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