Things to do in Whanganui

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  • travelguy1969
    Wellington, New Zealand96 contributions
    Beautiful lake with nice walking trail. White and black swans on display. Easy access with plenty of parking.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Bron
    Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions
    Enjoyed the 2 hour trip (one hour there, one back) on The Waimarie. Probably wouldn't do it again, but glad we went. Recommend taking both sunhat and heavy coat; and wear dark clothes so the ash from the coal steam doesn't mess them up too much.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Bron
    Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions
    Played here as a kid over 50 years ago; it's been so well maintained, I'd love to bring grandkids here.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • travelguy1969
    Wellington, New Zealand96 contributions
    You have to climb over 200 steps to get to the top but the views are beautiful from the top. Arguably best views of Wanganui from here.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • travelguy1969
    Wellington, New Zealand96 contributions
    Great wide open area full of great trails and vegetation. Could use better signage inside the gardens but otherwise great experience.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Bern_Shen
    San Francisco, CA152 contributions
    It was an honor to be given a tour of this impressive rotating collection of ceramics by the owner/founder, Rick Rudd. Fun & amazing to view the range of manifestations of the intersection of clay, fire & imagination!
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Uhuru6948
    Wellington, New Zealand193 contributions
    Helpful and friendly staff with all the local information and booking capabilities, brochures, maps etc
    Written 11 December 2021
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  • mathew a
    Wellington, New Zealand20 contributions
    It was such an amazing craftsmanship to see how the glass been made. The glass gallery were spectacular to watch filled with vibrant colors and shapes of glasses all over. It's a hidden treasure in Whanganui.
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • Ina D
    Whanganui, New Zealand16 contributions
    We walked from Whanganui at low tide on a lovely sunny day and cycled back. Perfect outing! The beach is a family and locals beach and low key. Bring a picnic.
    Written 28 April 2021
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,723 contributions
    We stopped to do the walk around Virginia Lake and came across the Winter Garden here. Very colourful and worth walking through if you stop at Virginia Lake.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • travelguy1969
    Wellington, New Zealand96 contributions
    Over 200 steps to get to the top but well worth it. Views of the city and surrounding area are great.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • DrLuke2014
    7 contributions
    Amazing walks which are well laid out and accessible for many levels of walkers. Well worth the visit and the small drive out from Whanganui.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • RocheMaree
    Hawera, New Zealand536 contributions
    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
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  • mccdzyne
    Papamoa, New Zealand487 contributions
    This museum has the best display of Lindauer portrait artworks in NZ , better than the Auckland museum.
    Great insight also to some local history both of Maori and the earlier settlers. Worth a visit
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • travelguy1969
    Wellington, New Zealand96 contributions
    Another great local beach to visit. A long stretch of sand allows for great walk on the beach. On a clear day you can see Mount Taranaki and Ruapehu.
    Written 6 June 2022
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