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Town Basin

Whangarei, New Zealand
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Very pleasant

There are some interesting shops, cafes and restaurants in this area. We also visited the Clock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Warragul, Australia
Hatea Loop

The Hatea Loop is a fantastic 45 minute walk which goes through the Whangarei Town Basin and loops... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Whangarei, New Zealand
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“the loop” (37 reviews)
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Eating places first class and great tourist shops. CLapham clock museum well worth a visit as is the water front park

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place for timeout. Every day after our gym/swim workout at the Aquatic Centre across the bridge, we head to the cafes for coffee. Great food and artwork. It's addictive. It's really pleasant to stroll in the sunshine along the riverside sculpture walk. We're locals...More

Thank Denjenz
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Loop walk is awesome to get a bit of exercise and catch up with friends. People are so friendly as you walk the Loop. The food is great at the Town Basin also.

Thank dianesander2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Yes it has all the lovely cafes and has a perfect setting overlooking the marina But importantly for travelers there are great clean toilets here for your pit stop Don't forget to take in the Claphams clock museum, fascinating!

Thank Judy W
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Nearby Attractions
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.02 km away
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