Whanganui: colourful and creative

From clay to canvas; artworks, artefacts and molten glass, Whanganui is bursting with creative colour.


The magnificent Sarjeant Gallery building. © Sarjeant Gallery

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Burwood Motel Visit website

Simply Great Accommodation. After a full day of exploring the town, you can lie back and watch Sky TV, indulge yourself in our heated spa . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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The Grand Hotel & Function Centre Visit website

Grand, prestigious and rich in history. The Grand Hotel is conveniently located just off the main street of Wanganui and adjacent to Cooks Garden sports complex. . . . More . . . 

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The Bridge to Nowhere

When the road disappeared in the bush, grasses and lichens colonised the span and the deck of the bridge – the grandest in a tramping track you’ll ever see. Read the story . . . 

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Fiesta Court Motel Visit website

Welcome to our 12-unit motel in the heart of Wanganui. All units have been fully refurbished. You will be pleasantly surprised at how spacious the . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui National Park: the magic river

The Whanganui is New Zealand’s longest navigable river, winding its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea. You can imagine it would have looked much the same a hundred years ago. Read the story . . . 

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Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Our holiday park, located just on the banks of Whanganui River, is the highest rated holiday park in the Wanganui/Manawatu area, rated Superior by TOP . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui Journey: paddle your own canoe

While considered one of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Whanganui Journey is less of a walk and more of a paddle. Read the story . . . 

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Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park Visit website

Only 6km from city center yet adjacent to the beach. Great fishing, swimming and surfing.Fish, Play AND shopOur beach is popular for both swimming and . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Four fun things to do in Whanganui

Tunnels and towers have a special fascination, and Whanganui has both. Read the story . . . 

Whanganui District Council Visit website

The city of Wanganui is one of the oldest, provincial cities in New Zealand. Located on the west coast of the North Island, Wanganui is . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui: following the river

The majestic Whanganui river has an ignominious end where it joins the sea. There is an endless battle of currents; the river wanting out and the ocean wanting in. Read the story . . . 

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Riverview Motel Visit website

Welcome to the Riverview Motel. Owners Mark (a local) and Karen (Irish) extend you a warm friendly welcome. The motel is set on the banks . . . More . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink in Whanganui

There are several spots for great coffee, foodie gems and fun places to eat out in pretty Whanganui. Read the story . . . 

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Riverside Motel Visit website

Relax in an attractive garden setting on the banks of the Whanganui River where you can watch the historic paddle steamer Waimarie sail the lower reaches. . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui: colourful and creative

From clay to canvas; artworks, artefacts and molten glass, Whanganui is bursting with creative colour.  Read the story . . . 

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