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Orakei Basin

Orakei Road, New Zealand
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The Orakei Basin is like an inland body of water. There are yachts on it but there is nothing... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2013
Auckland Central, New Zealand
lovely view and boardwalk

peaceful walk along the side of the orakei basin, then over the new-ish boardwalk. lovely views. I... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2013
Libby S
Auckland, New Zealand
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“nice walk” (3 reviews)
“meadowbank” (2 reviews)
“tui” (2 reviews)
Orakei Road, New Zealand

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

The Orakei Basin is like an inland body of water. There are yachts on it but there is nothing spectalar

1  Thank Roborhodie
Reviewed 10 February 2013

peaceful walk along the side of the orakei basin, then over the new-ish boardwalk. lovely views. I think dogs are allowed there off the leash, but they are generally well behaved.

Thank Libby S
Reviewed 30 January 2013

The walk on the purpose built pathway around the Orakei Basin is beautiful and unexpected as it is situated in the suburbs. Much NZ wildlife, including a wide range of birds can be seen. For those into boating/water skiing it is an ideal location.

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 6 November 2012

I used to live in Ngaiwi Street, which looked down on the basin and harboured boats. I used to drive down to the basin - often at 4 in the morning, on a warm, summer's night - and dive in to cool off from the...More

Thank travelreiser
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My family home is still there, so I'm somewhat biased, but it is very pretty and very popular for walking.

Thank Jqqls
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The Orakei basin has been upgraded so that you can now walk right around it.It has a mixture of flat and hilly contours and takes about 30-40 mins depending on how fast you go.A good place to let your dogs off the lead.

Thank PAB3
Reviewed 12 July 2012

The boardwalk that runs around the basin is a great,safe outing for little kids or a lovely stride for older types. Beautiful and peaceful bush and seaside walk in the inner city!

Thank fowlie
Reviewed 27 June 2012

On a sunny day this is a nice place to spare but there are many other things to do in and around Auckland before you head here..

Thank Change777
Reviewed 27 June 2012

This place is always nice, except at low tide!! We have heard recently that there is a board walk around the basin, but we haven't had a chance to walk it yet.

1  Thank Lengra46
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Always great to be driving past with the lovely views.

Thank TinaC838
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