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Great walk in the sun 🌤

I went this afternoon for a walk while in Whangarei. Was a great track with some lovely views in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Well Known Local Waterside Walking/Jogging/Cycling Traxk

The "Loop" is the well known and very popular 4.2km/2.6 mile track along the tidal river in... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
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Town Basin over the Canopy Bridge, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went this afternoon for a walk while in Whangarei. Was a great track with some lovely views in the sun. Really liked the bridge and was lucky enough to see the bridge being raised. Allowing time for photos it took me about 1h30min to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

The "Loop" is the well known and very popular 4.2km/2.6 mile track along the tidal river in Whangarei. It follows the water's edge all the way around, taking in the Town Basin (with it's souvenir shops, galleries, bars, restaurants and cafés), covered Canopy Bridge, the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The loop is a great walk run venue suitable for all. Gets a bit hectic with bikes as some cyclists dont realise we dont have eyes in the back of our heads.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank paulp378
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This walk (starting from the town basin marina) is a lovely circular walk along the town basin, approx 4.2k's in total. Along wide and good pathways you will see the Canopy bridge, marina , shops, restaurants, moorings and quirky boatsheds as well as a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

A walk full of artists display, it's all lovely and amazing. The loop walk passes through the historic house, the children playground, heaps of art works.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The Hatea Loop is a pleasant 4.2 km circuit around the town basin. It is a gentle walk that has a path all the way around and lots of water fountains to drink from. The highlight is Te Matau a Pohe, the "Fishhook of Pohe",...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It takes about an hour to walk this 4.2km loop track beside the estuary. The track is wide and concreted, suitable for strollers etc. There are several interesting sculptures and historical information boards along the way. And at the end, you can have coffee in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We walked the Hatea loop twice on our two night stay in Whangarei. It is a real gem for the city. The walk itself is not too strenuous but it provides an excellent view of the city and the river. Highlights are the unique Te...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank madmaxx79
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Hatea loop is part of the Whangarei parkrun which is a free run/walk event every Saturday morning at 8 am from the carpark at Te Matau A Pohe bridge. The loop is one of the most popular walking tracks in Whangarei as walk on...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RonC462
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful 4 kms loop around Whangarei Basin and part of the harbour. It will take you down to the "Hook" Te Matau a Pohe bridge, then back to the city trough a second smaller pedestrian and cycle bridge, through lawns with sculptures and signs with...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Ehsan U
19 February 2018|
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Response from LilyChak | Reviewed this property |
You can park on Reyburn House Ln Town Basin Car park. Next to the car park is the playground, the starting point of the Hatea Loop is right there.