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- Beautiful walk open wide spaces, plenty of foot traffic
What a great asset to this city so nicely maintained
Only just over 1 k to walk around the lakeWritten 25 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely incredible and inspirational. Even if ceramics isn’t your thing, this collection will blow you away. Rick Rudd met us at the door and was on hand with his exceptional knowledge of everything ceramic in NZ. Highly recommend you take the time.Written 23 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fun and original!
Lift ride was great fun with 8 year old. We took lift on the way up then walked down. Historical lift was very well kept and well looked after. Friendly lift operator was helpful and kind.Written 6 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely beautiful, stopped at Jerusalem to view church .
Its a beautiful senic drive , at Pipirki there are facilities and a Cafe, nice will have to go again.
Part of my family History is from hereWritten 5 August 2023
- What are lovely surprise these gardens were. We drove around as we had our dog in the car and they aren't permitted. We did stop at the conservatory and had a good poke around.Written 5 May 2023
- Kowhai Park has been buzzing recently and it was great to share a picnic lunch with family there recently. The recent Gypsy Fair was also a huge highlight and one which attracted the crowds.Written 8 February 2023
- We had some time to kill on a wet and windy afternoon in Whanganui and found the Glassworks (with two furnaces working to warm things up) offered an excellent escape from the wild weather. There is an observation deck above the working area from where we were able to observe three glassblowers busy at work. On the same level as the observation deck was a small gallery with some of their beautiful finished works on display.Written 13 April 2023
- Twice now we have brought a coach load of seniors to this wonderful place. They will do a wonderful lunch for 40-odd, and the manager, Dale, will give a fascinating address outlining the heritage of this iconic homestead and property. Spend half a day either before or after lunch, to stroll through the pristine native bush. Service and catering are brilliant.Written 15 November 2023
- Called in at the Whanganui Visitor Centre, which is an impressive, well laid-out tourist facility nicely situated beside the Whanganui River. Plenty of brochures and other tourist-related information available. Clean toilets too. What impressed us the most though was the very helpful young woman on the desk. She was right on top of things - knowledgeable about local road conditions, closing and opening times of venues in town, and able to make recommendations more specific to our stated interests. Couldn't ask for anything more.Written 15 April 2023
- If you take the elevator to the top of Durie Hill, you may as well then climb the 176 steps to the top of this tower, which is located very close to the elevator, a little further up the hill. It is 30-plus metres higher than the elevator's viewing platform, so the views are bound to be that much more expansive.
The tower was finished in the mid-1920s and is a memorial to all the brave locals who enlisted for World War I, never to return. While it is imposing, it is not an elegant building - I thought it looked like a cross between a medieval castle turret and a 19th century industrial chimney. Spiral staircase inside is fairly narrow but soon delivers you up the 33 metres to the top, and excellent 360-degree views..Written 19 April 2023
- Spent one hour at the museum. Many different things were displayed. Birds display with their sounds were fun. Kids enjoyed.
Lady at the entrants was kind and very informative. Explaining about displays and “do and don’t “ with very kind ways to kids. Very pleasant visit.Written 6 August 2023
- I was not expecting much from the winter garden. They had jazzed it up for Christmas with lots of scenes between the plants. It is worth a look through.Written 4 January 2023
- Amazing! Started our day trip driving from Whanganui one hour up the winding, narrow River Road to Pipiriki. We passed through many beautiful small villages perched on the river bank. The photo ops are amazing and the trip a great start to the day.
We had booked a 4 hour Bridge to Nowhere trip with Whanganui River Adventures. It started with a 32km jetboat ride up the river and then a 40 min tramp in the National Park to the amazing Bridge to Nowhere.
The track was easy going and multipurpose with it also being part of the Te Araroa (Cape Reinga to Bluff) Cycleway.
The bush and the river valley is pristine, beautiful and ancient. All bought fantastically alive with the knowledge of our local tour guide whose family has lived on the river and farmed the land in the Park for 6 generations.
An amazing day in an amazing place!Written 22 January 2021
- Stayed two nights in an unpowered campsite over the New Year period. The facilities were good. Showers were nice and hot with good pressure for $1.00. There was a fridge freezer to put food in and a well stocked kitchen and common room. I loved the beach great for walking and is manned through the busiest season. I found the staff friendly and helpful with good advice on what to visit around the area. It was great listening to the children playing at night time. Thanks for a great stay.Written 22 January 2023
- Its worth going out to see these gardens if you are in the area.
Its an interesting collection of plants, pottery, and sculptures all collected together in an eclectic mix.
Familys are welcome there is only a charge on $10 per adult to be put in a honesty box.Written 26 September 2020
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