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Kowhai Park

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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand
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Lions train & Kowhai park

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 from Otorohanga and opened up especially for our kids to have a turn. Thank you... More 

Thank NickiRaffs
Wellington, New Zealand
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522 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Whanganui, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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73 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 the pumpkin :)

Thank Ali R
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 before lunch) so aim for just after lunch if you want a train ride.

Thank circe391
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Always fun for kids water part great. Probably better for younger kids than 8 plus but a nice park. Gorgeous setting

Thank drcath2016
Petworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you have children. Loads for them to do in different play areas which includes a paddling/splash area, picnic and BBQ area, toilets and refreshments. Right on the river.

Thank esmivram
Whanganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a great place to go to if you are in town or passing through. Children here have been enjoying this park for generations. There are barbeques that are free to use and toilet facilities. The local Council keeps the park well maintained and painted. It's a lovely place to walk around in the sun and enjoy some down... More 

Thank MichelleHS1971
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132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Went here a sunny day, lots of fun for free with the kids. Several free bbq available and many picnic tables with good possibility for shade

Thank Mattias N

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