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Whanganui

Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and home to approximately 43,000 people, Whanganui sits at the junction of State Highways 3 and 4. We are a 2 ½ hour drive north from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, an hour and a half from Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro or an hour flight from Auckland. Most of the city lies on the northwestern bank of the historically significant Te Awa o Whanganui – the Whanganui River. The longest navigable river in New Zealand and once known as the Rhine of New Zealand, the Whanganui River has shaped the history of the city and its people. more

Whanganui is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate. There is something here for everyone!

We are surrounded by mountains, Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, a beautiful natural landscape, dramatic west coast beaches and unspoilt native bush for tramping and wilderness trips. Our vibrant community prides itself on its parks and reserves, cycle and walk ways and an abundance of creativity. Don’t be surprised to find an immediate sense of connection, an unexpected little slice of heaven, and real New Zealand authenticity. Enjoy our manaakitanga – our legendary hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to our part of the world. Come and learn more.

Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au. I am the river, the river is me.

Whanganui main centres include Taihape, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Levin.

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  • ADVENTURE OUTDOORS - Tongariro

    ADVENTURE OUTDOORS - Tongariro

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided tours - Winter / Summer (sunrise). Hike by torch light under the moon & stars to the highest point of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to watch the sunrise. Inflatable raft and kayaking tours - half-day heaps of fun! Whakapapa & Whanganui River. School camps - group activities & camp safety management. Caving.

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    PO Box 120, National Park, Ruapehu, New Zealand
  • ANNDION LODGE - Wanganui

    ANNDION LODGE - Wanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Welcome to the unique hospitality the Anndion Lodge is renowned for – with our diverse range of affordable motel accommodation options and conference facilities, we are more like a Travellers Resort than just a room for the night.Located on the banks of the Wanganui River with stunning river views we offer genuine kiwi hospitality to make you feel at home

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    0800 343 056 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    143-145 Anzac Parade, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • ASHLEY PARK - Waitotara

    ASHLEY PARK - Waitotara

    Relax and enjoy the peace of the countryside by day visits or staying in either the camping ground, secluded chalets or bed and breakfast in the homestead. Hand-feed our pet farm animals, stroll around the park and lake, or take a more strenuous farm walk. Be tempted with Devonshire tea in the antique shop and visit our memory lane museum.

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    2924 SH 3, Waitotara, New Zealand
  • AVIS RENT A CAR - Nationwide

    AVIS RENT A CAR - Nationwide

    Mobile-friendly - Discover what you've been missing with New Zealand's most trusted car rental brand, offering a wide range of late model cars, 4WDs and vans, available from more than 40 convenient locations nationwide. Avis rentals also include unlimited kilometres, free standard insurance, and 24-hour breakdown service from AA Roadside Assistance. You can also earn Flybuys or Airpoints rewards with every rental.

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    800 655 111 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    40 Branches throughout New Zealand
  • BRIDGE TO NOWHERE LODGE & TOURS - Whanganui River

    BRIDGE TO NOWHERE LODGE & TOURS - Whanganui River

    Mobile-friendly - Bridge to Nowhere offer you a complete Whanganui River experience. Jet boat tours to the Bridge to Nowhere, unique lodge accommodation in Whanganui National Park, and canoe trips to untouched parts of the River. Transport for trampers and mountain bikers to and from Whanganui National Park - The Mountain to the Sea. Mountain bike trip accommodation & transport packages.

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    0800 480 308 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road, Pipiriki, New Zealand
  • CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Ridge Top Farm - Manawatu

    CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Ridge Top Farm - Manawatu

    Ridge Top Farm combines the tranquility of luxury camping with a true 'Kiwi farm' experience. Part of the Canopy Camping Escapes network of luxury campsites around NZ, glamping at Ridge Top Farm offers spectacular views, stunning scenery and plenty to keep you entertained during your visit.

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    1027 Waituna Tapuae Road, RD 9, Waituna West, Feilding, New Zealand
  • COOKS GARDENS MOTOR LODGE - Wanganui

    COOKS GARDENS MOTOR LODGE - Wanganui

    Just 400m from the city centre with restaurants, supermarkets and heritage sites all within walking distance, ASURE Cooks Gardens offers peaceful accommodation amidst well-kept gardens. All guests will enjoy Sky TV Guest Select 50+ channels, FREE unlimited fibre WiFi and FREE guest laundry. Our 15 ground level units are clean and modern

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    0800 800 843 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Cnr Guyton & Purnell Streets, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • ECONO LODGE - Wanganui

    ECONO LODGE - Wanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Close to the heart of Wanganui City, our motel accommodation is conveniently situated for visitors to Wanganui. Comprising of 28 one bedroom motel units and 6 studio units that are clean, comfortable, self-contained and set away from the road – it provides great accommodation for families, weddings, conferences, sports teams and travellers alike. Free Wifi, daily servicing and sky television.

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    0800 004 194 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    124 Liverpool Street, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • GREAT WALKS - New Zealand

    GREAT WALKS - New Zealand

    Mobile-friendly - Experience the adventure of a lifetime on New Zealand's premier walking tracks, the Great Walks! Leading you through awe-inspiring landscapes - from strolling along sandy shores to climbing above the clouds - there's something for everyone. Managed by the Department of Conservation, there are nine unforgettable journeys to choose from! Visit our website for a taste of what's on offer.

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    Lake Waikaremoana Track, Tongariro Northern Circuit, Whanganui Journey, Abel Tasman Coast Track, Heaphy Track, Kepler Track, Milford Track, Routeburn Track and Rakiura Track
  • HIKURANGI STAYPLACE - Wanganui

    HIKURANGI STAYPLACE - Wanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Hikurangi StayPlace is conveniently located near the city, river, parks and main roads. The rooms are comfortable and most have ensuite bathrooms. The setting is in the grounds of the historic Hikurangi Homestead with spacious gardens and peaceful areas to relax in. Facilities include free unrestricted wifi, free laundry, free BBQ and a games room.

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    1 Mount View Road, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • JUST NEW ZEALAND WALKS - New Zealand Wide

    JUST NEW ZEALAND WALKS - New Zealand Wide

    Mobile-friendly - We create independent walking holidays which include the Great Walks of New Zealand. No longer will you have to visit 3 or 4 different websites. We will plan and organize the walks for you, by pre-booking Department of Conservation huts, pre and post walk accommodation, transfers and our experienced staff will advise the best time to travel and more.

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    57 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • NAKED BUS - New Zealand

    NAKED BUS - New Zealand

    Mobile-friendly - Grab yourself super cheap bus fares for long distance bus travel across New Zealand with prices starting at NZ$1 plus booking fee. The earlier you book, the cheaper it is. nakedbus.com offers comfortable, fast buses with friendly local knowledgeable drivers, and of course, cheap prices. Book online then sit back while our experienced drivers take you to your destination.

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  • QUALITY INN COLLEGIATE WANGANUI - Wanganui

    QUALITY INN COLLEGIATE WANGANUI - Wanganui

    Close to the heart of Wanganui City, our hotel accommodation is conveniently situated for all. Including 27 well-appointed studio rooms and 1 two bedroomed Apartment with kitchen. Our hotel boasts Free Wifi, an excellent in-house café/bar/restaurant, daily servicing and sky television. Whatever your travel needs, our friendly and helpful team will ensure your stay is both suitable and comfortable.

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    0800 942 943 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    122 Liverpool Street, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • RIVER CITY COTTAGE - Whanganui

    RIVER CITY COTTAGE - Whanganui

    Mobile-friendly - River City Cottage Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of the vibrant heritage city of Whanganui. Their Bed and Breakfast is ideally located as your base to explore. This Cosy cottage is in the heart of the historic River City. New decor, comfy queen bed with view of cottage garden. Sunny verandah with hammocks. Friendly people and pets.

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    20 Harrison Street, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • RIVERVIEW MOTEL - Wanganui

    RIVERVIEW MOTEL - Wanganui

    The Riverview Motel, on the Banks of the Historic Whanganui River and only 5 minutes walk to the city centre is the perfect place to stay in Wanganui. Apartment style rooms available with Spa Baths, River view Units with gorgeous views of the Whanganui River. All units have cooking facilities.

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    14 Somme Parade, Wanganui, 5001, New Zealand
  • SPEEDWAY NEW ZEALAND

    SPEEDWAY NEW ZEALAND

    It's fast, it's furious, it's family entertainment and it's at a track near you. Fast paced racing, huge hits, bikes with no brakes, demolition derby's, fireworks - Speedway in NZ is an action packed event for everyone! With 24 race tracks across the country - enjoy the exhilaration that only Speedway provides, throughout the summer season (Oct-April).

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  • TAUMARUNUI CANOE HIRE AND JET BOAT TOURS - Taumarunui

    TAUMARUNUI CANOE HIRE AND JET BOAT TOURS - Taumarunui

    Mobile-friendly - We LOVE sharing this unique New Zealand experience with you on your journey, making sure you receive 'REAL KIWI HOSPITALITY' which always includes something for FREE. We offer half-day, one to five-day trips. We provide canoe/kayak hire and exhilarating Jet Boat Tours, through the many rapids and lush native bush with some of the best scenic-landscaping in the World.

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    292 Hikumutu Road, Hikumutu, Taumarunui, New Zealand
  • THE TAMARA RIVERSIDE LODGE - Whanganui

    THE TAMARA RIVERSIDE LODGE - Whanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Tamara Riverside Lodge is a spacious Edwardian Villa overlooking the majestic Whanganui River with views of Mount Ruapehu. We strive to offer a superior standard of Backpacker Accommodation. Options include Private rooms with ensuite though to dorm beds and all choices in between. Closest Budget lodge to the City centre, FREE fast WIFI, FREE BIKES, BBQ, Piano and guest Guitar.

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    24 Somme Parade, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • UNIQUE WHANGANUI RIVER EXPERIENCE - Whanganui River

    UNIQUE WHANGANUI RIVER EXPERIENCE - Whanganui River

    Mobile-friendly - Ever thought about canoeing down the Whanganui River? Spend five days on a unique Whanganui River Experience and find out just what makes the Whanganui River such a special place. Beautiful scenery, gourmet food, leisurely pace – what more could you want? Personally guided by owner/operator Hayden Potaka, with many years experience paddling the Whanganui River.

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    71 Carlton Ave, Tawhero, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
  • WHANGANUI NATIONAL PARK - Wanganui (North Island)

    WHANGANUI NATIONAL PARK - Wanganui (North Island)

    Whanganui National Park contains the 290km Whanaganui River - the longest navigable waterway in the country. A diverse landscape of river systems, lowland forests and countless hills and valleys punctuate the park. Walking, tramping and various water activities are popular and Maori culture is an important aspect of the park.

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  • WHANGANUI RIVER TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Whanganui

    WHANGANUI RIVER TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Whanganui

    A range of affordable accommodation in a delightful area on the banks of the Whanganui River. A bed for every budget in park motels, self-contained units, kitchen cabins, standard cabins, powered or tent sites. Clean and modern facilities. Spa, heated swimming pool (Summer), store, kayak trips, jetboating. We have it all!

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    460 Somme Parade, Upper Aramoho, Whanganui, 5001, New Zealand
  • WHANGANUI SEASIDE HOLIDAY PARK - Whanganui

    WHANGANUI SEASIDE HOLIDAY PARK - Whanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Whether you're on holiday or visiting friends and family. From Standard Cabins to Tourist Flats, Ensuite Units, and Park Motels, powered and tent sites, our beachside park has accommodation to suit everyone. Set-up camp and discover all we have to offer. Acres of beautiful park like grounds, adjacent to Castlecliff Beach.

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    1A Rangiora Street, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • YETI CANOE TOURS - Wanganui

    YETI CANOE TOURS - Wanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Choose from our range of guided river tours and overnight camping tours. We provide Ruapehu canoe and kayak hire, and camping equipment. For a few days you can be isolated from the outside world. Yeti Tours has a 25-year history of canoe tours on the Whanganui River. We provide our clients with a never to be forgotten wilderness adventure experience.

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    61 Clyde Street, Ohakune, Ruapehu, New Zealand
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Thunder Down Under - International Sprintcars

Tue 12th Dec 2017

The big International Sprintcar Series race for this season. New Zealand's best, featuring NZ Champions Rodney Wood, Jamie McDonald and Dean Brindle plus from the USA come the Outlaw Sprint car champions, including ...

Where: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North
Address: 61 Pascal St, Palmerston North

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017
To: 10:00pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017

Feilding Stud Ram and Ewe Fair

Tue 12th Dec 2017

Stud Ram & Ewe Fair. 4 wool breeds. 7 meat breeds. Sheep penned by 9am - Sale starts 10:30am. The catalogue will be on e-book at www.pivotdesign.co.nz from 21st November.

Where: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Address: South Street, Feilding, Feilding and District

From: 9:00am on Tuesday 12th December 2017
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017

Stuff the Bus Collection Point #8

Tue 12th Dec 2017

Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, so this December Property Brokers Palmerston North has partnered up with The Breeze and Tranzit Coachlines to bring an exciting new charitable initiative to the Manawatu this ...

Where: Mitre 10 Mega, Palmerston North
Address: 250 Featherston St, Palmerston North

From: 12:00pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017
To: 2:00pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017

Jumping Jellybeans

From: Tue 1st Aug 2017

Join us at the Roslyn Library for stories, music and craft for preschoolers! Sessions run fortnightly on Tuesdays during term time.

Where: Roslyn Library, Palmerston North
Address: 8 Kipling St, Palmerston North

From: 10:30am on Tuesday 1st August 2017
To: 11:30am on Tuesday 12th December 2017

Playgroup

From: Tue 22nd Aug 2017

Playtime for babies and toddlers and a chance for mums and dads to meet and chat. Morning tea and coffee provided.

Where: St Stephens, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 23 Maunder Street, Marton, Rangitikei

From: 10:00am on Tuesday 22nd August 2017
To: 12:00pm on Tuesday 19th December 2017

Euchre and Cards Club

From: Tue 15th Aug 2017

A fun relaxed group. Cards and afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome.

Where: Marton Bowling Club, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 3 Hereford Street, Marton, Rangitikei

From: 1:15pm on Tuesday 15th August 2017
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 30th January 2018

Contract Bridge

From: Tue 15th Aug 2017

Twice weekly Contract Bridge sessions for all levels of players. Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. All welcome. Come along and try your hand with a fun and welcoming club. For all queries give Joh a call on ...

Where: Marton Bridge Club Rooms, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 64 Pukepapa Road, Marton, Rangitikei

From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 15th August 2017
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 30th January 2018

Hydrotherapy Classes

From: Tue 9th May 2017

Each class is 30 minutes long. Tuesday Classes - 4pm, 4:35pm and 5:10pm. Saturday Classes - 9:30am and 10:05am ( Note: Sat sessions are closed on public holiday weekends). To register or for more information ...

Where: Palmerston North Hospital, Palmerston North
Address: Ruahine Street, Roslyn, Palmerston North

From: 4:30pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017
To: 5:30pm on Tuesday 19th December 2017

Food Drive

From: Fri 1st Dec 2017

'Tis the season for giving... Tararua District Library is a collection point for local food banks during December 2017. Pop into your local library with non-perishable food item donations, and give your community a ...

Where: Woodville Community Library, Woodville, Tararua
Address: 42 Vogel Street, Woodville, Tararua

From: 9:00am on Friday 1st December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017

Food Drive

From: Fri 1st Dec 2017

'Tis the season for giving... Tararua District Library is a collection point for local food banks during December 2017. Pop into your local library with non-perishable food item donations, and give your community a ...

Where: Eketahuna Library, Eketahuna, Tararua
Address: 31 Main St, Eketahuna, Tararua

From: 10:30am on Friday 1st December 2017
To: 4:30pm on Friday 22nd December 2017

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