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“Orakei Basin Oasis in the City”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Orakei Basin

Orakei Basin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Orakei Basin Oasis in the City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Off the train at Meadowbank and joined the boardwalk. Bird life abundant. The Pied Shags on the bare tree made a fantastic photo!

Visited March 2013
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English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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“What more can I say”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Orakei Basin is like an inland body of water. There are yachts on it but there is nothing spectalar

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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“lovely view and boardwalk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 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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Thank Libby S
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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117 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“Hidden in the City”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jeremy P
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Auckland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Midnight Swimming”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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