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Virginia Lake

Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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  • Average3%
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Travellers talk about
“feed the ducks” (34 reviews)
“bird life” (30 reviews)
“winter garden” (33 reviews)
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Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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"feed the ducks"
in 34 reviews
"bird life"
in 30 reviews
"winter garden"
in 33 reviews
"black swans"
in 10 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 11 reviews
"stale bread"
in 7 reviews
"bird avery"
in 7 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 6 reviews
"leisurely walk"
in 5 reviews
"lovely fountain"
in 4 reviews
"band rotunda"
in 4 reviews
"easy walk"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"public toilets"
in 5 reviews
"the main road"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake always looks good driving past. Good to stop and stroll around. Bird aviaries are interesting.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Mallard & paradise ducks (possibly grey as well, but I wasn’t checking), various geese, rock pigeons, pukekos, black and mute swans, scaups, Australian coots, black shags, little shags, and even a dabchick. Plus the usual garden birds. And there were some beautiful settings to photograph...More

Thank Allister J
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Since moving to Australia I always look forward to visiting Wanganui and especially the Virginia Lake Reserve, even today being a bit damp it was nice. My two top picks the Funky Duck Cafe excellent coffee, food and service then the Winter House flowers &...More

Thank Waynedvh
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

No visit to Whanganui is complete with a stroll around the Lake. Gorgeous (despite occasional flashbacks to my high school cross country).

Thank DanJVine
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Took a leisurely stroll around the lake, visited the winter garden and had a coffee in the cafe. Perfect!

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

There are 3 main tracks around the lake varying from 1.7 km, 1.7-1.9 kms to 0.83 kms. The tracks vary but are mostly very good. Many different areas to see, Twin bridges, playground, swamps, band rotunda, ducks and swans and lots more. By the car...More

Thank venetianintown
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very popular place for a walk around the lake. Pathway designed for all ages and fitness level. The swans and ducks are very relaxed with the environment.

Thank Kathleen H
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