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Town Basin

Whangarei, New Zealand
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A Nice Little Area

We sat in this area to have a coffee and watch the world go by. It's a very pleasant area with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, England
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We love the town basin

The town basin is relaxed, lots of cafes. A few touristy shops. Possibly more expensive than in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“clock museum” (47 reviews)
“the loop” (38 reviews)
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat in this area to have a coffee and watch the world go by. It's a very pleasant area with a few shops, restaurants, cafes, a play area for kids and right by the river and marina.

Thank Esemkay
Reviewed 1 week ago

The town basin is relaxed, lots of cafes. A few touristy shops. Possibly more expensive than in town itself but worth the view. Can walk the Hatea Loop from here. Visit the New Zealand fudge farm and try their fudge, it is melt in your...More

Thank jadagreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The marina interfaces well with the CBD with a cool collection of restaurants and cafes. Walking the loop as a prelude to dinner or lunch to stimulate your appetite is highly recommended.

Thank JafaAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good area to stroll around the basin on a well maintained path. The area itself has a number of cafes and art places and you can easily spend a couple of hours here

Thank R4546JUrichards
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There are some interesting shops, cafes and restaurants in this area. We also visited the Clock Museum and highly recommend visiting. Very pleasant area to fill in a morning or afternoon.

Thank Elise147
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Hatea Loop is a fantastic 45 minute walk which goes through the Whangarei Town Basin and loops around the river. The whole path is sealed perfect for biking, buggies or wheelchairs. Start or end your walk at the Town Basin's great selection of cafes,...More

Thank annaliese2017
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Whenever we have the time and inclination, we spend some time at the Whangarei Town Basin because, even though we're locals. it's so welcoming and invigorating, we always leave feeling refreshed. It's a great destination for eating, shopping for gifts or just window shopping. We...More

Thank PerfectStrangerNZ
Reviewed 1 October 2017

lovely just to sit on one of the benches and watch the boats and water.also good for a stroll and going for a coffee,lunch or dinner.nice variety of little shops too.good for young and old.

Thank goldy538
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Anyone that comes down here enjoys every moment, so much to visit. Great walk around loop, caters for anyone, even diabled. You can hire so many things, paddle boats, catch trip down harbour, hire bikes etc. Good food places. Parking is good, just be aware...More

Thank Peteh222
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Nice loop walk with multiple places to rest and drinking stops. More info about the location would be nice for visitors but not nessicary

Thank Sarah4Travels
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