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Virginia Lake

Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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“feed the ducks” (33 reviews)
“bird aviary” (22 reviews)
“winter garden” (28 reviews)
Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were passing on our way to New Plymouth and thought that we would stop for a break and a stretch. What a delight. The winter gardens were fabulous, the Christmas displays excellent and the outdoor areas well done and interesting. We then strolled over...More

Thank neil1342014
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely walk around the lake. Two tracks, one especially for wheelchairs and pushchairs.Lots of friendly birds and beautiful trees.Peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite places in NZ to relax and sit and enjoy the sites and nature or walk around. Used to work close by years ago so love revisiting this place. The drive up St Johns hill also has scenery to view. Recommended

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight to visit Whanganui and this beautiful lake. It has a prime position high on the hill of the city with a beautiful bush walk around its perimeter. The ducks and birds are safe from dogs as it is dogfree. There is a...More

Thank Janine45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took and evening stroll in the park and around the lake. Very pleasant and good to get away from everything.

Thank Explore1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Virginia lake is a beautiful, peaceful place. Scenery, gardens, trees, birds, and an option of walks. Well Kempt! Enjoyable for one or many more. A great place for small children to experience nature! Plus a welcome cafe at the end!

Thank April J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited other parts of this botanic gardens including the aviary and winter gardens over a number of years it was great to finally make the time to walk around Lake Virginia. This was a great walk and good exercise as we skipped between the...More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the weather was not great when my grandson and I visited, it was still an enjoyable walk around the lake. Lovely to see all the ducks and birds. We were even lucky enough to see a Mama Duck and her babies - my...More

Thank 3ComB1
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a walk and went around the lake. It's beautiful. Lots of interesting plants and nookes to see. Especially liked the Lily ponds and even saw a frog or two. Saw lots of families out enjoying the day as well. My photo is...More

Thank deirdre h
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Went for walk around the lake, taking a leisurly 25 minutes to do the approx. 2km around the well formed paths. Peaceful, has a band rotunda & lots of ducks, black & white swans etc. Has a Pan statue & winter Gardens nearby, with a...More

Thank SPYC
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