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Whangarei Basin

Nice souvenir shops, restaurants and a picturesque quayside along the river. The food is good and... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2012
JohnLongHaul
,
Derby
Nice place to visit

The town basin has many cafes, shops and restaurants. We had a delicious ice cream while we were... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2012
Jeanne86
,
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

Nice souvenir shops, restaurants and a picturesque quayside along the river. The food is good and the beer is cold. Parking close by, and yes, it's just a nice place to chill-out. Oh yes, Don't forget to try a locally made ice cream, Mmm.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

The town basin has many cafes, shops and restaurants. We had a delicious ice cream while we were there the best ever. It has a walkway along the water and a great play ground for younger and older children. There are plenty of places to...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Jeanne86
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Didn't find much to shout about here. Maybe once upon a time this was a place to go when in the area. Guess there's been too little tourist activity and so the place has deteriorated.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Right in the centre of town and close to the airport; very attractive display of sails and yachts. While I was there Laura Dekker arrived at the end of her around-the-world solo sail.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Richard D
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Just needed to head out and chill out - we just wandedred around later that afternoon and enjoyed the moment.

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank viliteca
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Nice view, watch the boats, great on a sunny day, coffee shops for that relaxing sit down and a few shops but there is something missing there is no atmosphere. Not enough to do, unless you are a child and then there is a great...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank MissFloopy123
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Each I visit Whangarei, I visit the town basin. First as a child to watch the fishing boats unload their catches on the wharf, and now to drink cappuccino and enjoy the views. On a sunny warm day, this is one of the best spots...More

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 11 July 2012

good food & service. We had lunch Licienced & indoor & out door dinning

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank bakerauckland
Reviewed 5 July 2012

I was first here in 2002 and the place was teaming with people. Now, it is more somber and there seems to be a lot of businesses that have moved. Was disappointed

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Roborhodie
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Have visited this area on a number of occasions . There are plenty of places to choose from to eat and great little touristy shops to buy those gifts to take back. Sunny family friendly spot with plenty to do and eat while watching all...More

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Sarah T
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