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Whanganui River Traders Market

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Address: Moutoa Quay, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand

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Great Market

I really loved this market. We arrived at 8.30 and stalls were still setting up. But that was fine as we had coffee at the havoc stall. Good coffee. We walked around and were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Donna K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I really loved this market. We arrived at 8.30 and stalls were still setting up. But that was fine as we had coffee at the havoc stall. Good coffee. We walked around and were really impressed with the stalls. The food was great and interesting stalls. Everything is NZ made. Stall owners very friendly not pushy. Make sure you have... More 

Thank Donna K
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was surprised about the size and content of this market. To be honest I was expecting just another small ton ho hum craft market with Chinese made content which sadly too familiar these days. Instead we found a bustling, friendly throng with lots of interesting food and hand made goods. Was told that when the weather is not so... More 

Thank thatoldbloke
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This market is diverse and extremely popular for both visitors and locals. Located riverside as in its name it is a fun place to hang out on Saturday morning and grab a bite to eat for lunch. Picnic down beside the river or under the trees.

Thank lindejudd
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We got there and here we're these little ducks being raced down the river. It was for charity. You pick and pay for a duck with a number and at the end of the race if it's your duck you win a prize. Then we wandered further round the market and the people there have all types of different crafts... More 

Thank viqtorius1
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Whether you are looking for a delightful pastry, a great cup og coffee, local produce or hand made crafts this is the place to go! Children and dog-friendly this is where you can either dash in or have a leisurely trip to catch up with friends, find out what is happening locally or just enjoy the River environment. Join US!

Thank Artisteyes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

It's well worth stopping off for the Saturday market next to the river. Lots of variety and local produce. Some people knock Wanganui but it's a nice, friendly city. Yes, once you've explored the attractive architecture in the area around the bottom end of the main street, the rest is pretty typical of a NZ city/town. But, there's lots to... More 

Thank 3mfs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We wandered amongst the stalls on Saturday morning. The setting beside the Whanganui River and the Steam Paddler is lovely. The huge stainless steel ball art in the park makes for interesting photos too. There is a great variety of food...we had delicious crepes with lemon and sugar and sat in the sun to enjoy them. A pleasant way to... More 

Thank wilde0ne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Very convenient place to go on Saturday. It is just beside a river and within the city and Isite. Some nice stalls and nice pizza.

Thank Lynn L
Warkworth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We love the pulled pork buns, the plants, the ice creams, the book stalls, the buskers, there is so much going on I this lovely little market space that makes it a great Saturday morning stroll.

Thank Sharon H
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

I usually plan my trips to Wanganui around the River Traders Market. A great place to grab a Saturday morning coffee and a bite to eat - anything from fresh dumplings to wood fired pizza to baked goods. I always stop by for a Casablanca crepe served by the friendly guy in the mobile crepe cart. There's also an impressive... More 

Thank TeamIan

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