Town Basin, Whangarei

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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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  • pleasant little harbor which benches to relax and some bars and restaurants. you can relax with a walk or just read a book :)  more »
  • The town basin is a great place to relax and have time out. Has a variety of Cafes & shops to ponder thru situated right on the waterfront. Clock museum is there also and plenty of parking available. ...  more »
  • We spend a couple of days in Whangarei and the town basin by the river became a bit of a landing pad. The restaurant closest to the riverside (which is obviously more upmarket than the rest) is worth ...  more »
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