Our Region

Let us plan your trip when visiting Wanganui – See some options below:

Durie Hill Tower WanganuiGuided Sightseeing Tour

Let us show you around beautiful Wanganui – there certainly is a lot to see and do, with the help of a local historian, many great tales to be told. In fact sometimes we have to calm him down otherwise you’d be here for weeks! Places we can visit include – Virginia Lake, Bason Botanic Gardens, Moutua Gardens, Durie Hill tower and elevator, our Museum and Art gallery, Queens Park, Cooks Gardens, a range of beaches, or our gorgeous township full of heritage buildings. There really is so much to show you so come and see us!

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whanganui-riverWhanganui River

Enriched with history the Whanganui River is a hidden gem of NZ with some of the most incredible scenery and a certain mystical feeling about it. Have us host you for the day travelling through to Jerusalem (home of NZ poet James K Baxter) or Pipiriki or experience a range of tourist activities like kayaking, canoeing, jet boating, lunch at the Flying Fox, tramping or hunting. Various options are available to suit time frames and fitness levels.

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Waimarie Paddle Steamer WanganuiPS Waimarie

Waimarie, meaning ‘peaceful waters’ in Māori.

The Waimarie regularly cruises the historic Whanganui river to Upokongaro with food and drink on-board and is also available for Charter. The perfect way to spend a relaxed family outing, a get together with friends or something different with business colleagues. Approx. 2hr journey. As with many attractions in Wanganui the PS Waimarie has a great story well worth reading about.

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Bridge to Nowhere WhanganuiBridge to Nowhere

A must do when visiting Wanganui – This is a truly magical day out! Accessible by mountain bike, tramping on a variety of different tracks or by boat or kayak, followed by a picturesque 45 minute (one way) walk along maintained bush trails. A must do when visiting Wanganui – This is a truly magical day out! There are also many accommodation providers who are very welcoming if you are looking to stay a few nights.

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Skiing RuapehuOn Our Back Door

Just an hours drive from Wanganui you’ll find the Ruapehu region. Winter months see the ski fields of Turoa and Whakapapa come alive while in summer there are a vast amount mountain bike tracks and the likes of the Tongariro crossing for tramping. Ohakune is also the starting point of the Mountains to Sea cycle trail. On this phenomenal journey you’ll be treated to views of the mountains, remarkable native forest, before navigating your way along the exceptional Whanganui River. A challenging yet once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget and be all the better for doing it!

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