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Kowhai Park

Whanganui, New Zealand
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  • Average4%
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“flying fox” (16 reviews)
“pirate ship” (11 reviews)
“all ages” (15 reviews)
Whanganui, New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't visited since I was a child 40 years ago at first everything looked small However once you had a walk around and had a play like you do when you are 50 it bought back all the awesome memories this park has to offer...More

Thank themusketts
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I came to this park as a child and loved it now I bring my own kids and its still great. It is a blast from the past with what now seems like retro figures and adventures. A great day out.

Thank mcguinmj888
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Always a gem!! Hubby & I loved coming here as children and now our own love to come to Kowhai Park! So much adventure to explore, massive complex right alongside the Wanganui River which you can walk right alondisde behind the park. There is a...More

Thank NaomiBogileka
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a great place on a sunny day - yes, I know that can be a little rare in Whanganui, but the day we were there was one of them. The place is great - lots of themed playgound equipment and the local Lions...More

Thank TheBismarck
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We spent the day at this amazing park our 3 kids had a blast and hardly stopped to eat - we got to the train later in the day and missed the beetles cut off time but this lovely gentleman from Lions heard we were...More

Thank NickiRaffs
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I used to come here when I was young and it's still the same sob rings back happy memories. Such a fun place for kids and great place for a picnic.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great for taking out my little one. The area is quite huge and visible, so your little ones can have a wide range of space for them-swings, slides, dinosaurs and a lot more.

Thank Nilesh W
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Both children and adults were overjoyed here! Although our visit was unplanned, we loved it and spent a couple of hours. There are all sort of characters with slides built in, a beautiful flying fox, and flashy swings. There's also free gas BBQ available inside...More

Thank Ali R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

what a fantastic park with the nursery rhyme theme to it, great for all ages of children and has a train to keep the kids entertained as well

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great playground for young kids, loads of differently themed areas to play in and around. Bonus was the splash pad area fantastic on a hot day. We didn't get to go on the train as it was closed both times we visited (late afternoon and...More

Thank circe391
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