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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.

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    0800 386 925 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 120, National Park 3948, 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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    +64 6 343 3593
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    0800 343 056 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    143-145 Anzac Parade, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • AOTEA MOTOR LODGE - Wanganui

    AOTEA MOTOR LODGE - Wanganui

    Luxury 5 star central city Wanganui accommodation including free wifi, spa baths, LCD Sky TV and corporate rates available. To cross the threshold at Aotea Motor Lodge’s boutique apartment motel accommodation in Wanganui City, is to enter a truly wonderful holiday experience.

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    390 Victoria Ave, 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 4587, New Zealand
  • AVIS RENT A CAR - Nationwide

    AVIS RENT A CAR - Nationwide

    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

    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 4779, Feilding, New Zealand
  • COMPARE AND CHOOSE CAMPERVAN HIRE - New Zealand

    COMPARE AND CHOOSE CAMPERVAN HIRE - New Zealand

    Mobile-friendly - Campervan Rental made easy, compare affordable campervan hire right here and get the best prices for campervans around New Zealand, Australia, UK & Europe the USA and many other locations worldwide. We are specialists in motorhome rental in New Zealand offering self drive holiday experiences for everybody. Pickup throughout New Zealand, North Island and South Island.

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  • COOKS GARDENS MOTOR LODGE - Wanganui

    COOKS GARDENS MOTOR LODGE - Wanganui

    High quality motel accommodation amid well kept gardens. Superb, convenient location. Close to city centre and civic amenities. Range of designer-decorated, easy access ground level units. Some with luxurious spa bath and video units. Sky TV and Internet access data points in all rooms. English or continental breakfast available.

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    0800 800 843 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Cnr Guyton & Purnell Streets, 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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    +64 6 343 3333
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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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    +64 3 450 1316
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    0508 687 836 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    57 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • MIDTOWN MOTOR INN - Wanganui

    MIDTOWN MOTOR INN - Wanganui

    Best value Whanganui Accommodation to suit any budget or event. Offering affordable, clean and comfortable accommodation our complex comprises 30 rooms and studio motel units designed for comfort and quiet relaxation, combining the best of hospitality that Wanganui hotels / motels offer. Our friendly, professional staff will make you feel welcome.

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    +64 6 345 8408
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    321 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, 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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  • 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
  • TAUMARUNUI CANOE HIRE AND JET BOAT TOURS - Taumarunui

    TAUMARUNUI CANOE HIRE AND JET BOAT TOURS - Taumarunui

    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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    0800 CANOE 4 U or 0800 226 6348 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    292 Hikumutu Road, Hikumutu, Taumarunui, New Zealand
  • THE TAMARA RIVERSIDE LODGE - Whanganui

    THE TAMARA RIVERSIDE LODGE - Whanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Imagine yourself enjoying this spacious Edwardian era lodge overlooking the majestic Whanganui River, with it's great views of Mount Ruapehu. Relaxation points are plentiful and perhaps you can see yourself relaxing in hammocks under the palm tree in the large garden. Or playing darts or pool in the games room.

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    24 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • TOP MOTEL WHANGANUI RIVER - Wanganui

    TOP MOTEL WHANGANUI RIVER - Wanganui

    Situated on the banks of the mighty and mysterious Whanganui River, centrally located, we are the perfect base to get out and explore the area. Our deluxe motels provide outstanding comfort, offering you access to excellent facilities that are shared with the park. If your family or partner want the ultimate in holiday park relaxation, this is for you!

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    0800 521 045 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    460 Somme Parade, Wanganui 4500, 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 Jamie Anderson, 30 plus years on the river.

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    599 Makino Rd, Feilding, 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 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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    0800 246 226 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    1A Rangiora Street, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • WHANGANUI TOURS - Whanganui

    WHANGANUI TOURS - Whanganui

    Mobile-friendly - Whanganui Tours offer adventure and sightseeing tours along the beautiful Whanganui River by jetboat, cycling the Whanganui River Road, and trampers transport to and from all tracks in the area. Tracks include: Matemateaonga Track, Tongariro walking trail, Atene Skyline Track, and Viewpoint Walk. Join them on the Whanganui River Road Mail Tour, and experience the amazing rural scenery.

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    137A Victoria Avenue, Whanganui, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Super Sevens

From: Tue 17th Jan 2017

Fantastic family event, 3km or 7km, walk or run. Only $3 entry, cash on the day. Come along and join us for these fantastic 7 weeks.

Where: YMCA Palmerston North Recreation Centre, Palmerston North
Address: 148 Park Rd, Palmerston North

From: 6:15pm on Tuesday 17th January 2017
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017

Waka Ama Information Session

From: Tue 7th Feb 2017

Interested in Waka Ama? Come along to our information session and hear all about the programme.

Where: Te Wānanga O Aotearoa, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 68 Victoria Ave, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017
To: 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017

Whanau Tri Training Programme

From: Tue 24th Jan 2017

Looking for a challenge to launch you into summer? It’s that time of the year again and we are promoting the Midcentral Fit Whanau Tri and the 10-week training program that offers whanau the opportunities to ...

Where: Timona Park, Feilding, Feilding and District
Address: Campbell St, Feilding, Feilding and District

From: 5:45pm on Tuesday 24th January 2017
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 28th March 2017

La Fiesta

From: Sun 12th Feb 2017

La Fiesta is New Zealand’s coolest little festival celebrating women and community. It’s jam-packed with nearly 70 events and activities to motivate, inspire and change you. Happening all over Whanganui, there ...

Where: Women's Network, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 75 St Hill St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

From: 3:00pm on Sunday 12th February 2017
To: 11:00pm on Friday 10th March 2017

Not Quite Live Drawing

Tue 21st Feb 2017

Visit the Museum on Ridgway after-hours to explore and draw objects from the Museum collection currently on display in the exhibition 'Te Matapihi - looking into the Museum'. Items from the touchable tactile collection ...

Where: Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 62 Ridgway St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 21st February 2017
To: 7:30pm on Tuesday 21st February 2017

Drum Dancing

From: Tue 31st Jan 2017

Jennifer Moss Music is proud to present the next round of Drum Dancing in Palmerston North! Groove and drum! 'She teaches with a spirit and enthusiasm that makes African dance accessible, and possible, for ...

Where: Shed 23, Palmerston North
Address: 23 Princess St, Palmerston North

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017
To: 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017

Middle Eastern Belly-Dance Classes

From: Tue 31st Jan 2017

Give yourself permission to take leave of your daily stresses with this exhilarating art form. With belly-dance you have the opportunity to get fit, meet new friends and take some well deserved time for yourself! ...

Where: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Address: 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th April 2017

Lunchtime Pilates and Yoga Classes

From: Tue 14th Feb 2017

12pm - Noontime Pilates 5:30pm - Evening sessions, Pilates and Yoga More daytime fitness sessions now available! *For other days and times, please contact me. I want to know what day/time suits ...

Where: Star Holistic Fitness Studio, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 6/66 Ingestre St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

From: 12:00pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017
To: 2:00pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017

The Hollies

Wed 22nd Feb 2017

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Legends, The Hollies are back in New Zealand next February 2017 for five shows, a two-hour celebration of their unforgettable hit songs, on their Highway of Hits Tour. The Hollies are one ...

Where: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Address: 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Aqua Fitness – Aqua HIIT

From: Mon 9th Jan 2017

A High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class with periods of recovery intervals that will give you a fun full body work out and leave you feeling energized and motivated. Classes are in chest deep water. Seesion lasts ...

Where: Makino Aquatic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Address: Council Place, Feilding, Feilding and District

From: 6:15am on Monday 9th January 2017
To: 7:00am on Monday 27th February 2017

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