Town Basin

Town Basin, Whangarei: Address, Phone Number, Town Basin Reviews: 4.5/5

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Queen Rio
Whangarei, New Zealand225 contributions
Oct 2021
The town Basin has slowly been changing over the years to a more scenic area in Whangārei, it has the best places to dine and drink.

It also provides retail outlets and the Loop walk.
Written January 13, 2022
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PerfectStrangerNZ
Tutukaka, New Zealand85 contributions
Dec 2021
My last review got 5 stars and praised the Town Basin. Sad to say that's no longer the case.

Sure ... it's a great place to walk around, look at the boats and shop. But wouldn't you think that Whangarei's premier visitor attraction next to the soon to open Hundertwasser Art Centre would have at least one seafood restaurant?

Unfortunately, no. Of course, some of the local restaurants have "fish of the day" or fish'n'chips on the menu and some have what appear to be unfrozen prawn or calamari dishes. But here's a port city that doesn't have a single seafood restaurant and that, to me, means it's not worthy to be called a "city."

Even land bound cities I know of have at least one seafood restaurant. But don't come to Whangarei expecting one here.

And that's why I've given the Town Basin 2 stars.
Written December 4, 2021
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got the goods
Napier, New Zealand4 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
A weekend in Whangarei and we spent the afternoon walking the loop around the town basin. Despite the showers we managed to walk all the way around without getting wet. Great little things to do on the loop and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written June 20, 2021
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Kirk H
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
May 2021
This area appears to be going through some interesting changes. The addition of the Hundertwasser opening soon is going to really uplift it as a destination place. With some good galleries and cafes and popular restaurants Whangarei and the town basin will become a tourist Mecca
Written May 23, 2021
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fandingo
Auckland, New Zealand200 contributions
Mar 2021
Heaps of shops, cafes, art galleries, walkway along the water, sculpture trail, very relaxing and worth the paid parking!
Written March 29, 2021
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,852 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is a busy, busy area on a Sunday morning. It was extra busy when we visited as there was a running/walking race. Great atmosphere and lots of families out and about. The area has been beautifully developed with lots of artistic features. Loved the bridges and camera obscura. Definitely to be recommended.
Written March 14, 2021
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Rikmar
Whangarei, New Zealand44 contributions
Feb 2021
This is a lovely setting where they’ve got some yummy cafes and restaurants. You can also just have a lovely ice cream and wander around the wharf.
Written February 27, 2021
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Kiwitravelers2013
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
Feb 2021
What a lovely place. An asset to Whangarei . From dining shopping and the wonderful walk around the basin it is a fabulous place to enjoy
Written February 27, 2021
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Lyndell
31 contributions
Jan 2021
Nice variety of places to sit, eat, shop and huge kids playground. Love the atmosphere and with the boats and water as a backdrop.
Written January 29, 2021
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Kirstin T
Glenfield, New Zealand26 contributions
Jan 2021
There is still a lot of construction going on but the arts centre and playground are coming along and will look fab when they are completed.

The whole area is stylish and fun. A great destination if you are looking for a cafe, some shopping or just a stroll.

It's great to see locals and tourists enjoying this space.
Written January 28, 2021
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