Town Basin, Whangarei

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#2 of 15 in Neighborhoods in New Zealand
Relax at the tranquil marina of Town Basin, located at the heart of Whangarei. Admire the fishing boats and pleasure yachts bobbing on the waves, or take a stroll along the waterfront heritage walk to the acclaimed "Waka and Wave" stone sculpture. Be sure to pause at the storyboards lining this walk to learn about the town's history and rich heritage. Dine at one of the area's restaurants, or browse the boutique arts and crafts stores. You can also stop by the marina's art gallery, or let the kids run off some steam at the large neighborhood playground. By using our Whangarei trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Town Basin and other attractions in Whangarei.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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  more »
  • Friendly and peaceful place for a break during our liaison between Auckland and Paihia. Small quiet walk along the banks.
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