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.
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Mobile-friendly - We are an outdoor adventure company that specializes in guided outdoor adventures through the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks including guided walks on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We have extensive knowledge of the region. We have vast experience working with people of all ages and abilities. We provide amazing outdoor adventures for individuals, families, school, social, corporate and team-building groups.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Let’s go play in the snow up Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski fields or go hiking to challenge yourself to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. You’re niche transport service will welcome you to the heart of the Tongariro National Park an UNESCO first dual heritage National Park in New Zealand. Experience local’s Cultural insights on journey and enjoy. Established 2012.
Situated in the heart of the North Island, New Zealand. Imagine accommodation close to a majestic waterfall, meandering stream and native bush—whio ‘blue ducks’, trout, eels and extraordinary bird life. Timber Trail Cycle Trail operator with all inclusive packages. We have it all – including spa! Friendly hosts with plenty of rustic charm, warm, cosy, affordable accommodation.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Canoe Safaris have 30 years experience in guided one to five-day canoe tours of Whanganui National Park. Fun-filled river holidays for folks with little or no paddling experience, families with young children, and those over 70 years young. All equipment and food supplied. Canoe and Kayak Rental available. Our trips have perfect mixture of fun, adventure, and value for money.
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.
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. 15 ground level units are clean and modern.
Perfect transport or tour solution if someone in your group has a disability. We can carry wheelchairs, mobility scooters and power chairs. We offer a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle equipped with wheelchair lift and low steps. Capable of carrying large groups with provision to remain in wheelchairs. Disabled sports events, inclusive group charters, 'wheelie' friendly travel club, wheelchair accessible touring.
Mobile-friendly - Spacious, self-contained motels and chalets designed with quaint Scandanavian charm. Ideally situated at the base of Mount Ruapehu we are perfectly situated to explore the many outdoor marvels the Centre North Island has to offer - such as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the Bridge to Nowhere, the Old Coach Road Cycleway, and numerous ski fields.
Camp Raukawa provides a safe, stimulating, educational environment where people of all ages can increase their knowledge, awareness, skills and self-esteem. Camp Raukawa is committed to delivering safe outdoor recreational and personal development opportunities for everyone. Our safety management system is audited and certified through the Outdoors Mark accreditation scheme and provide professional instructors to lead all outdoor activities.
Mobile-friendly - Restore, rejuvenate, re-create, regenerate. Disconnect from the modern world, reconnect with nature, and escape to River Valley Lodge for a restorative and relaxing break or a fun-filled adventure. With accommodation, a bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, stables and rafting adventures, it’s a unique all in one destination.
Mobile-friendly - River Valley have been rafting the Rangitikei River since 1982. Our grade 5, white-water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day-trips in the world! Alternatively try a scenic or multi-day trip. Whether you're looking for a short action-packed trip or something more relaxing and discovery focused, River Valley Rafting can provide an unforgettable experience.
Mobile-friendly - Explore rural back country New Zealand on horseback. Experience the freedom of riding freestyle and using Natural Horsemanship techniques for a deeper connection between horse and rider. River Valley Stables offers rides for experienced riders - from a half day horse trek, to a luxury multi-day riding holiday. Accommodation for riders is also available at River Valley Lodge.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Discover the heart of the North Island from your base at Turangi Holiday Park. The perfect home-base to discover a massive range of exciting activities on offer in the beautiful Great Lake Taupo region of New Zealand including the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Turangi Holiday Park, your Turangi accommodation, is ready for anything! Great stop-over en-route Wellington - Auckland.
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.
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.
Our holiday park has 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. Family bathroom, accessible showers and units. We have it all!
Situated in the Heart of the King Country. We offer a range of activities: Fishing from the head waters of the Whanganui River to Free range hunting, exclusive to bow hunting only. With 4X4 Tours and Camping out packages available expreience the 'Go-Bush' adventure it's like no other.ID#3p1a08
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Where: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 312 Main St, Palmerston North
From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 27th July 2021
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 23rd November 2021
50th Pahiatua Trout Fishing Carnival
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Where: Pahiatua Information Centre, Pahiatua, Tararua
Address: 98 Main Street, Pahiatua, Tararua
From: 7:00am on Saturday 23rd October 2021
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 30th October 2021
Trampolining fun for those with special needs! If your child would benefit from a session with less stimulation join us for these sessions at Palmerston North's largest indoor activity park. Features include limited ...
Where: Cloud 9 Trampoline Park, Palmerston North
Address: 37 Taonui St, Palmerston North
From: 9:00am on Sunday 31st January 2021
To: 10:00am on Sunday 26th December 2021
Pre-Schooler Trampolining Exclusive Sessions
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Where: Cloud 9 Trampoline Park, Palmerston North
Address: 37 Taonui St, Palmerston North
From: 9:00am on Tuesday 4th May 2021
To: 11:00am on Wednesday 8th December 2021
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Android Digital Device Training (5 x Tuesdays) Do you need help with your Android phone or tablet? We can give you the confidence to use your device and help you get the best out of it. Register by 12 ...
Where: Tararua REAP, Dannevirke, Tararua
Address: 15 Gordon St, Dannevirke, Tararua
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 26th October 2021
To: 12:00pm on Tuesday 26th October 2021
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Where: Tempo+ Dance Studio, Palmerston North
Address: 114 Cuba Street, Palmerston North
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 5th October 2021
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021
NZSL Beginner 1b and 1c
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Where: Arahina Ministry and Function Centre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 457 Wellington Road, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 27th July 2021
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Children's Art - Fundamentals of Drawing - Tuesday
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Where: Studio on the Square, Palmerston North
Address: 47 The Square Central, Palmerston North
From: 3:30pm on Tuesday 27th July 2021
To: 5:00pm on Tuesday 14th December 2021
Adults - Painting with Watercolour Term 4
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Where: Square Edge, Palmerston North
Address: 47 The Square, Palmerston North
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 26th October 2021
To: 12:30pm on Tuesday 14th December 2021
Feilding and District Art Society 2021 Art Awards
Feilding and District Art Society’s 2021 Art Awards - an exhibition of works from across New Zealand, right here in Feilding. The Feilding and District Art Society has invited artists from across New Zealand to ...
Where: Feilding Art Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Address: 104 Manchester Street, Feilding, Feilding and District
From: 10:00am on Friday 15th October 2021
To: 4:00pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021