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Virginia Lake

Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“feed the ducks” (35 reviews)
“bird aviary” (23 reviews)
“winter garden” (32 reviews)
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Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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"feed the ducks"
in 35 reviews
"bird aviary"
in 23 reviews
"winter garden"
in 32 reviews
"black swans"
in 9 reviews
"bird avery"
in 8 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 10 reviews
"leisurely walk"
in 5 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 5 reviews
"lovely fountain"
in 4 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"easy walk"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"the main road"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 5 reviews
"seals"
in 46 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place, you can walk all the way around it. Feeding the ducks, have a coffee or something to eat at the café, lovely way to spend a day. The fountain is amazing, especially at night

Thank tahneze
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son enjoyed the opportunity to re-visit this childhood haunts recently and Virginia Lake did not disappoint. Even though the winter weather could have charitably been described as "iffy", the waters rippled and sparkled when the wan sun occasionally poked its head out of the...More

Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend sometime, wandered around, ate at the cafe, fed the ducks, took photos, went through the aviary and just took it all in. Huge place and was amazing to be amongst some of my favourite animals, birds, right around me...More

Thank Danni82
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our walk around the lake. A beautiful scenic location. It was good to visit again. We often went here over 30 years ago when we lived in Wanganui.

Thank Pat F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best attractions in Wanganui. Great for all ages playground by the bird Avery. Winter gardens full of bright flowers all year round. Walk around the lake feed the ducks. The Colourful lights and fountain are a spectacular display at night.

Thank Lara J
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

As I mentioned in my last review its a good walk for a family to do especially for a family with young kids as they will be in an environment that can learn a lot about nature and become more aware of there surroundings and...More

Thank D5081GWpatrickb
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent area for exercise or enjoying the ducks. There's also the Winter Gardens available, as well as an aviary to visit. After that the Funky Duck coffee shop for a cake and coffee to complete visiting an enjoyable part of Wanganui.

Thank RabandBarb
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We'd stopped visit the winter gardens but then strolled on around the lake and had a most enjoyable afternoon. We had some bird food and fed the Ducks, Scaup, coots, swans, Pukekos and sparrows. Lots of pigeons around too. Take time to sit down and...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake and peaceful to walk around. Lovely fountain but a shame the coloured lights no longer work at night on the fountain? Would be excellent if the fountain went all the time too with the lights on it was stunning!! Definitely worth a visit...More

Thank D H
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved it, the colours was awesome. We walked around the lake, saw all the ducks and swans, just so beautiful 😊😊

Thank happyBundaberg
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