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Orakei Basin

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Orakei Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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Beautiful! Wasn’t the nicest day but kinda made the place have even more character. Would defs go... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
357rissas
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Looping Orakei Crater Lake

Most of the 3km loop is concrete or boardwalk but there are enough ups and downs that I was well... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Ronah802
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“board walk” (2 reviews)
“loop” (2 reviews)
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Orakei Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful! Wasn’t the nicest day but kinda made the place have even more character. Would defs go back

Thank 357rissas
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Most of the 3km loop is concrete or boardwalk but there are enough ups and downs that I was well tired by the end. Some waterski here and others race model boats but my favourite moment was catching birds roosted in an almost exact copy...More

Thank Ronah802
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty side of town with a great board walk. The shops are good with an eatery down below. Very market and nearby the nurseries look well stocked with plants of all kinds. The mangroves are protected and the walkway looks pretty new....More

Thank arwinhurwitz
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely walk around a volcanic lake. Some is a bit rough but some is a lovely boardwalk. The basin is popular with water skiiers in the summer too so you can watch them if you're interested. Very nice walk.

Thank Ah62
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Hobson Bay walk way tool us just 2 hours to complete at an easy pace. We had great weather and the views were magnificent. The raised wooden walkways were wide & great for everyone. Lots of work gone into making these family friendly.

Thank Dokta430
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nice loop walk which can be started at either meadowbank or orakei station. Good for runners too . The basin always has water.

Thank Aspi B
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location of water, water skiing, 🐶 dogs playing, with Tui singing and bush to walk though! It's our family's favourite place to take our dog off lead. Highly recommended for a lively walk with your dog in the middle of the city!

Thank TracyLSt
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning, peaceful and an opportunity to meet the locals. Great coffee stops with 5 mins of the Basin. The Benson Road Deli or the Shore Road Cafe.

Thank SpecialMemories
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

about halfway between Rotorua and Taupo but well signposted is this local run Thermal park. There is a reasonable car park and a cafe/reception area where you buy tickets to cross on ferry. The thermal park has access paths to walk upon throughout with boiling...More

Thank Silvertoptravel
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

A lovely walk round the basin - I read an article where it said it was suitable for strollers but with the amount of steps involved I would caution those who possibly have a double stroller. Good walk with peaceful and lovely surroundings

Thank NZcouple_12
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