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The Wynyard Quarter has a very worthy rival !!

Beautiful walk down the waterfront. Interesting sculptures, Easy and well maintained walkway... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hannah C
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Auckland, New Zealand
Heart of Whangarei tourist attraction

There are a number of very good cafes and restaurants in this area, along with local art and craft... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Desarae W
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“clock museum” (53 reviews)
“the loop” (43 reviews)
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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"clock museum"
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"cafes and restaurants"
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"the loop"
in 43 reviews
"art galleries"
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"great playground"
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"watch the boats"
in 10 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 10 reviews
"water front"
in 7 reviews
"lunch or dinner"
in 6 reviews
"fudge"
in 18 reviews
"eating places"
in 8 reviews
"yachts moored"
in 5 reviews
"children's playground"
in 9 reviews
"sculpture park"
in 6 reviews
"nice place to visit"
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"award winning"
in 6 reviews
"glass blowing"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful walk down the waterfront. Interesting sculptures, Easy and well maintained walkway. Great cafes too. Kudos to the Whangarei District Council for doing such a great job.

Thank Hannah C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a number of very good cafes and restaurants in this area, along with local art and craft galleries, sweetie shops and gift shops. It is a lovely area to walk through and check out, with the river right by the boardwalk. The glassblowing...More

Thank Desarae W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love visiting here. Lovely shops, well layed out with eateries and interesting things to look at. Play area for the kids and just generally nice walking by the water.

Thank Evelyn C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whether the weather is kind or not I found I could enjoy it here. Coffee food and people watch or just enjoy the boats. Shopping is good with the occasional bargain to be had. Lollies and ice cream for the children and pet friendly.

Thank BruceWE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Town Basin in Whangarei is a great place to visit. Several cafes and restaurants, retail therapy and recreation all in one place. Playground for the kiddies, walk or ride the loop, have an ice cream or coffee on the way or just sit and...More

Thank T3905DSpamelal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a pleasant introduction to Whangarei Central and the beautiful waterway that is in the town center. The Basin Marina area is a unique one that gives the town a pleasant heart, and an attractive focal point to enjoy for all the family...More

Thank nickwillemse60
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pleasant little harbor which benches to relax and some bars and restaurants. you can relax with a walk or just read a book :)

Thank sandy-le86
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The town basin is a great place to relax and have time out. Has a variety of Cafes & shops to ponder thru situated right on the waterfront. Clock museum is there also and plenty of parking available. Children play area also nearby.

Thank CoralReef_12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend a couple of days in Whangarei and the town basin by the river became a bit of a landing pad. The restaurant closest to the riverside (which is obviously more upmarket than the rest) is worth the extra few $$s for breakfast, lunch...More

Thank gardneronly
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

a lovely place to visit plenty of restaurants and bars, park area and play area for children a nice place to sit and people watch or boat watch we sat and had an ice-cream I had a New Zealand Hockey Pokey very nice

Thank johndaviddouglas
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