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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kowhai Park is not only for the kids. Adults will also enjoy the time spent here. Tiny trains, flying foxes, slides, swings, bbq facilities and the list continues. If your in Wanganui with children, Kowhai Park is a must visit.

Thank RabandBarb
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The playground facilities at Kowhai Park were built and maintained by service groups who love the town. Well maintained, lets the kids take risks.

Thank michaelhawkins2018
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

There is so much amazing equipment in this park. A favourite for my grandson is the concrete boat. He loves to pretend to drive it, pushing buttons and climbing over the seats. He wanted to turn the water on at the water feature area but...More

Thank marianne a
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Give the kids a fun time, chill out the parents, and a choice for the grandparents. Different activities to climb and play and run; make up a fantasy and enjoy the outdoors in a park / river setting.

Thank 746gillian
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

What a great find. So much fun. We could have spent hours and hours there. Great place for big and little kids. Would go back to Whanganui just to come to this park.

Thank LaurenEB_11
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Even my teenage daughter had fun in this incredibly well designed park! It's a shame that we didn't have enough time for the children to get wet in the sprinklers and that the coffee shop was closed (we assume there is one in the little...More

Thank Plasmon78
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It's truly amazing what this free park offers for kids, especially since it all had to be rebuilt after the big flood. Lots of nursery rhyme themed structures to play on, a splash center, and even a train to ride - plus regular playground gear.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I didn’t expect to see such a beautiful playground. It has lovely designs and heaps of BBQs, the best of which are inside a pumpkin-shaped shelter. It was summertime, so hydrangeas and agapanthuses were flourishing. The playground is more suited to kids aged under 8,...More

Thank Helena V
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Wow. This a is a fantastic park. We had a choice of being in the sun or settling with our picnic mats in the shade. Just enough wind to cool us down. Clean amenities. Water park, climbing playground, swings and a cool wee train which...More

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We took our takeaways down to this park to enjoy the evening. Lots for kids to do here. Nice walking tracks. Good parking. Very tidy and clean park.

Thank Mark E
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