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Virginia Lake

Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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“winter garden” (29 reviews)
“bird aviary” (21 reviews)
Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little park in Whanganui worth a visit if in town. Peaceful and quiet and very pretty. Would be a good spot for a picnic

Thank rub_the_rhino
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Virginia Lake never gets old, and ive been continuosly going since i was a youngin! Great to get the family outdoors to enjoy freah air while you walk the outskirts of the lake. Trek the different trails, visit the winter gardens, enclosed park for the...More

Thank NaomiBogileka
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were so pleased that Cyclone Cook left us alone and so decided that our first place to go was here. What an absolute delightful place with so many different types of birds and lovely surroundings. Would be glorious place to picnic when the ground...More

Thank Keza_WA
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a great place for a walk. There are three different level walkways from lakeside to higher with stunning views over the lake and grounds. Also worth a visit is the Winter Gardens, the aviary and the nearby cafe.

Thank Colin and Carol... W
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stop at the lake which is at the north end of the city. Plenty of options including looking st the ducks, a winter green house and bird Avery.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here on our way to Stratford, this place was stunning, so much to see, avery with lots of birds from budgies to beautifully coloured parrots and love birds. Statues and flowers dotted all around nit to mention the 'winter gardens' the flowers and artwork...More

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This lake is beside the main road so easy to find, plenty of parking. Much more than the lake, the park and trees are beautiful and there's a gorgeous indoor garden. Café was busy but working well, food good. Beware the greedy poultry!

Thank Loreen B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

i have always loved this lake and have now had a long personal association with it stretching back four decades or more. Our recent visit to the City again provided us with a chance to visit it, and it was the true highlight of the...More

1  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

At the west side of Whanganui town, this lake and the surrounding park welcoming visitors to the city coming from west direction (through Hawera). Small lake but beautiful with park at the surrounding area, gives choices for visitors as picnic spot, walking path, or exercises...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with all ages. We arrived there in the evening just before sunset and that couldn't be more amazing!

Thank Ali R
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