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Orakei Basin

Orakei Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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A good sight

This is a pretty side of town with a great board walk. The shops are good with an eatery down... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile

A lovely walk around a volcanic lake. Some is a bit rough but some is a lovely boardwalk. The basin... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“bush” (3 reviews)
“tui” (2 reviews)
Orakei Road, Auckland, New Zealand

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty side of town with a great board walk. The shops are good with an eatery down below. Very market and nearby the nurseries look well stocked with plants of all kinds. The mangroves are protected and the walkway looks pretty new....More

Thank arwinhurwitz
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely walk around a volcanic lake. Some is a bit rough but some is a lovely boardwalk. The basin is popular with water skiiers in the summer too so you can watch them if you're interested. Very nice walk.

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Hobson Bay walk way tool us just 2 hours to complete at an easy pace. We had great weather and the views were magnificent. The raised wooden walkways were wide & great for everyone. Lots of work gone into making these family friendly.

Thank Dokta430
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nice loop walk which can be started at either meadowbank or orakei station. Good for runners too . The basin always has water.

Thank Aspi123
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location of water, water skiing, 🐶 dogs playing, with Tui singing and bush to walk though! It's our family's favourite place to take our dog off lead. Highly recommended for a lively walk with your dog in the middle of the city!

Thank TracyLSt
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning, peaceful and an opportunity to meet the locals. Great coffee stops with 5 mins of the Basin. The Benson Road Deli or the Shore Road Cafe.

Thank SpecialMemories
Reviewed 23 August 2016

about halfway between Rotorua and Taupo but well signposted is this local run Thermal park. There is a reasonable car park and a cafe/reception area where you buy tickets to cross on ferry. The thermal park has access paths to walk upon throughout with boiling...More

Thank mcb5022
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A lovely walk round the basin - I read an article where it said it was suitable for strollers but with the amount of steps involved I would caution those who possibly have a double stroller. Good walk with peaceful and lovely surroundings

Thank NZcouple_12
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful and beautiful basin, highly recommended to have a nice walk around the basin, or walk the dog. You can also do some water activities if you have the required items

Thank Cédric C
Reviewed 2 July 2015

A lovely peaceful spot down the hill from the hustle and bustle of Newmarket. The kids loved watching the trains come along 'through the water'.

Thank Carolineandkarl
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