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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand

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A great place to wonder around

Visited Thursday 1st September around 12pm. Very close to city shops and a great place to enjoy a drink or meal. Numerous places to choose or just wonder around and have a look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
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Caloundra, Australia
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278 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Thursday 1st September around 12pm. Very close to city shops and a great place to enjoy a drink or meal. Numerous places to choose or just wonder around and have a look at the boats moored there.

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Moffat Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk around the Town Basin... There is shopping, a couple of museums, a great tourist information centre as well as sculpture and heritage walks. Fantastic

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is becoming more popular every day. It has something available for all ages. It's got art galleries, little gift shops, It's got a futuristic looking playground, which is a favorite for the children. Cafés and restaurants with great food, quite often entertaining buskers, the famous fudge farm, and the great loop walk. The walk is easy enough for... More 

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Thank MarianaLeather
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely loop walking track around the basin and over two bridges easy relaxing and a number of nice eateries to choose from after the walk or bike ride, we loved it

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Havelock
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to stroll about looking at the marina, shops or have a meal. Plenty of locations and a relaxed feel to the place. Recommended for visitors.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An early morning stroll to a relaxing Sunday brunch you can find it at the town basin. Overlooking the harbour and many boats moored there are plenty of eateries to choose. If you are after a late lunch or a romantic dinner then look at the town basin.

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Thank 964sharon
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The town basin walkway is extremely well positioned and utilised. There is excellent artwork along the way and also opportunities to take exercise and for children to play / cycle around the track. A well thought out project, well done Whangarei District Council.

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Thank lindejudd
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of cafes and restaurants here serving a wide range of food and drink, so a good choice for people with different dietary needs. The seats by the waterfront are good for sitting with a coffee and watching the boats. There is a good playground for the kids and some truly wonderful shops. Notable places to visit int... More 

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Thank Fran L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whangarei is certainly a small town that is rapidly rising from a prolonged period of stagnation which has meant it has been glossed over by travellers in the past. But that seems to be changing now and there is a new vibe in the place. You won't find any flashy clubs or glitzy nightlife. But the town basin is the... More 

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auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whangarei was always a bit of a small town place when I was living there in the 1970's Then there was the crash and it was quite desparate. Lateley there is a feeling that the place is starting to come alive...

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