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A great introduction to Whangarei Town Center.

This is such a pleasant introduction to Whangarei Central and the beautiful waterway that is in the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
Pleasant and relaxing

pleasant little harbor which benches to relax and some bars and restaurants. you can relax with a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Lille, France
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sandy-le86
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CoralReef_12
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank gardneronly
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank johndaviddouglas
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The basin is usually awash with flowers and you can access beautiful walkways along the Hatea River. The loop walkway starts in the basin. A not to be missed ten minute stroll to theTe Matau ā Pohe unique bridge.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PatandBillG
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The town basin area is a 'must see/visit'. Plenty of shops and restaurants alongside a very picturesque marina. There is a lovely circular walking track which goes from the marina, alongside the river, crosses over a bridge and back to the marina. Takes around an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you are looking for good food especially brunch, and a room with a view visit the town basin. People watching is one of my favourite passtimes and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at one of the cafes while watching the world pass by....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cherri0
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Plenty of options for lunch or just a snack, coffee or a beer. Several places to explore and the boats to look at. Nice quiet location.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank keithhd888
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The town basin area has lots to see and plenty of places to eat for tourist friends and locals. The board walk, seating, trees and grassed areas provide areas for relaxing and looking at boats and whatever passing by. It’s becoming also a busy place,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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