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A great place to visit

The walk around the town basin is wonderful for all ages. A very pretty walk at full tide. You can... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
Glassblower was an added bonus

As we were passing through, we thought that we would visit the marina at the Town Basin. It was... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Paeroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The walk around the town basin is wonderful for all ages. A very pretty walk at full tide. You can also hire a bike and bike the loop and go further on the purpose built footpath to Onerahi. You can then finish off with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank _cscrene
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

As we were passing through, we thought that we would visit the marina at the Town Basin. It was Sunday afternoon and the resident Glassblower was creating. The young teens were entranced and we came away with several purchases. We also had an ice cream...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Great Place to visit for the family or anyone really ! It has awesome playground , restaurants , cafes , ice cream shops and more ! It has a really nice board walk where you can take a walk along to see the boats :)...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AylaN_iToursntix
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location down by the water - great coffee spots too. We took the kids down to play in the playground - they loved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michaelharpot
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Fabulous Saturday morning outing. Plenty of stalls with interesting items, delicious food, loads of people and a great carnival atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank alanahb432
Reviewed 4 July 2018

After our walk from the Top 10 Campground along the beautiful river walk we decided to spend some time in the town basin area. There are some lovely shops and cafes all about the place and the family vibe is excellent. The many and varied...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank slipstream96
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DesaraeW3
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank EvelynC2385
Reviewed 17 June 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BruceWE
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