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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a special trip for my grandson. Once he realised where we were, his face lit up and was priceless. On our stay in Whanganui we visit this amazing park 2 days - the other day was not nice but we sure made the...More

Thank 3ComB1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the park and it is just lovely, the trees wonderful. The playground was full and the whole place was busy. Such a great vibe.

Thank Sandybeaches2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing huge play park with many wonderful features and water play area. Kids just love this place. Very very worth a visit.

Thank Druid34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is set in beautiful gardens with huge expanses of lawns for playing and picnicing. The playground for kids is awesome. Loads of things to do they wont want to leave!

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This playground is legendary. Parts of it look like it's been designed by someone on an acid trip but that's part of its charm.

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Bring a jacket and food and you won't be able to leave! So much creativity and care hard gone into this multi-age friendly park

Thank okar09
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What can I say - a children's playground that my children spent hours and hours at, and today we take the Grand Kids there all the time. They still enjoy the same unique attractions and get to be excited in the same way my children...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I recently had a great couple of days in Wanganui for a family reunion and we went to the Kowhai park to check it out. Still has all the rides and activities that I remembered from over fourty years ago as well as some new...More

Thank garyaW6097MN
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Passing through on my monthly walk!! I couldn't help but notice all the fun that kids were having with their parents/caregivers - all sorts of activities on offer and all the equipment is in tip-top shape.

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 18 July 2017 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
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