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Huge variety of things to do

There are many restaurants and cafés to choose from with a variety of menu item's. Some offer a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Walk around the loop

lovely spot - stop for a coffee or a meal, buy some jewellery, walk around the interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many restaurants and cafés to choose from with a variety of menu item's. Some offer a good choice of gluten-free foods. There are river views, a good kids play area. There is also a good walkway, smooth surface with short and long options.

Thank 117trevor53
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely spot - stop for a coffee or a meal, buy some jewellery, walk around the interesting sculpture and art pieces. Move your muscles. A lovely community asset alongside the Hoteo (Hatea) River. beautiful.

Thank laurenr0che
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sail up the coast from Kawau Island requires an extra 2 hours and the top end of the tide to make it all the way up the harbour to the Whangarei Town Basin Marina. And to access the 'last quarter' of the river you...More

Thank JohnM19560
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The walk around the town basin is wonderful for all ages. A very pretty walk at full tide. You can also hire a bike and bike the loop and go further on the purpose built footpath to Onerahi. You can then finish off with a...More

Thank _cscrene
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

As we were passing through, we thought that we would visit the marina at the Town Basin. It was Sunday afternoon and the resident Glassblower was creating. The young teens were entranced and we came away with several purchases. We also had an ice cream...More

Thank RowenaB6
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great Place to visit for the family or anyone really ! It has awesome playground , restaurants , cafes , ice cream shops and more ! It has a really nice board walk where you can take a walk along to see the boats :)...More

Thank AylaN_iToursntix
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location down by the water - great coffee spots too. We took the kids down to play in the playground - they loved it.

Thank michaelharpot
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fabulous Saturday morning outing. Plenty of stalls with interesting items, delicious food, loads of people and a great carnival atmosphere.

Thank alanahb432
Reviewed 3 July 2018

After our walk from the Top 10 Campground along the beautiful river walk we decided to spend some time in the town basin area. There are some lovely shops and cafes all about the place and the family vibe is excellent. The many and varied...More

Thank slipstream96
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Beautiful walk down the waterfront. Interesting sculptures, Easy and well maintained walkway. Great cafes too. Kudos to the Whangarei District Council for doing such a great job.

Thank Hannah C
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