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Beautiful relaxing place

Lots of gorgeous cafes, bars, markets and music. Often has live bands and lots to do. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
LaurenT2563
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Great loop walk

Prob 5km loop around the bridges and along both sides of river but even the small stretch in town... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
sunnyhamiltonnz
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of gorgeous cafes, bars, markets and music. Often has live bands and lots to do. Wonderful place to visit, very picturesque.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurenT2563
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Prob 5km loop around the bridges and along both sides of river but even the small stretch in town is great - art work playground and views cafes etc

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sunnyhamiltonnz
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The walk along the river is a wonderful place to take a break and walk the dog, though skittish animals may not appreciate that the walk is shared with children on skateboards...but it is a lovely walk with a wonderful set of informative plaques that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a place where both locals and travelers can relax. There are a number of good restaurants and cafes here and public toilet facilities. You can sit and relax and watch the boats in the harbour or put on your walking shoes and walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank coasthoppa
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We often visit here. Great atmosphere. Good for all ages. From the shops to restaurants to walking the full loop or just wandering along enjoying the boats or the sculptures! Would reccomend for all to see!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annaliese S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We went to park our motor home in a small freedom parking area in the town basin, which was a great find. It is a nice area to stroll around, and plenty of cafes to choose from. We hadn't been here for awhile, and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wendy1811027
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful asset to Whangarei. Interesting shops and surprisingly reasonably priced. I like to drink a coffee and pick which yacht I'd buy when I win Lotto

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Didi M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

There are many restaurants and cafés to choose from with a variety of menu item's. Some offer a good choice of gluten-free foods. There are river views, a good kids play area. There is also a good walkway, smooth surface with short and long options.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 117trevor53
Reviewed 11 September 2018

lovely spot - stop for a coffee or a meal, buy some jewellery, walk around the interesting sculpture and art pieces. Move your muscles. A lovely community asset alongside the Hoteo (Hatea) River. beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laurenr0che
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The sail up the coast from Kawau Island requires an extra 2 hours and the top end of the tide to make it all the way up the harbour to the Whangarei Town Basin Marina. And to access the 'last quarter' of the river you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnM19560
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