Discover Whanganui

Discover Whanganui


Just done a little movie of Whanganui Artwork They have more coming soon in March. Enjoy and share this is stunning
No better place to be home with the family
Hi, we are heading to Whanganui river for canoeing journey from southisland soon. After the trip, we are heading back to Wellington by car. Do you have any recommendation to visit somewhere nice or accommodation, must do activities on the way back? help me~please
Come on out to St Mary's , Upokongaro Sat and Sun 17th and 18th Oct , 10 am to 3 pm . The Wanganui Floral Arts Group have been working so hard decorating St Mary's for Whanganui Heritage Month . The Church is looking wonderful and needs to be seen . Entry is only a gold coin donation . We hope to see you there .
Love your town.I always feel at home when I cross the ditch and come visit my children and families
Royal Whanganui Opera House
Last ay of the Early Bird Tickets!
Picking up Mountain Bikers at Mangapurua landing Bridge to Nowhere with Ken Haworth at Whanganui River Adventures Pipiriki.
A day at the office with Ken at Whanganui River Adventures Pipiriki. Photo taken at the Mangapurua landing (The Bridge to Nowhere) today - 05.02.20.
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Official Page for Whanganui, New Zealand! With a relaxed lifestyle on the coast, and a warm, friendly community - its a great place to be! #discoverwhanganui

Whanganui is a place that gives visitors an opportunity to become immersed in authentic heritage in a generous riverside setting, bustling with activity. There is something here for everyone from arts and culture to sport and recreation or enjoying the scenery and natural attractions. We are surrounded by a natural landscape with dramatic west coast beaches, unspoilt native bush for tramping and w

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Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 21/03/2022

It's tricky getting around Whanganui - there are so many beautiful distractions! What's your favourite stop-and-stare spot in UNESCO's New Zealand City of Design?

๐Ÿท๏ธ Tag us & tell us ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Look upโ˜, snap ๐Ÿคณ & clap ๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 19/03/2022

Take the steps to happiness, explore the beautiful buildings that capture visitors' interest at every turn. Our heritage architecture is just one beauty to discover in our UNESCO City of Design, what else will you find when you Discover Whanganui?

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 19/03/2022

Take the steps to happiness, explore the beautiful buildings that capture visitors' interest at every turn. Our heritage architecture is just one beauty to discover in our UNESCO City of Design, what else will you find when you Discover Whanganui?

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 18/03/2022

These streets are made for strolling. Get your walking shoes on and take a trip around our city full of visual and retail delights.

๐ŸŒณ Snap your favourite shady spot
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Grab a Whanganui bargain
โ˜• Stop & sip as you people-watch

๐Ÿ“ท tag and we'll share your pics!

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It's all in the details...such beautiful details. When our imaginations wander, they find their way to Iona Tiny House. Whanganui is full of treasures unexpected and rare, find your way here and discover the kind of escape dreams are made from.

๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Tag us and let us discover and share your Whanganui adventure โค๏ธ

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 16/03/2022

Discover our buildings & beauty, stop and sigh and snap away...

The Royal Whanganui Opera House is New Zealand's last Victorian theatre. It opened in 1900 and is renowned nationally and internationally for its architecture and acoustics.


Make sure you're all set for Artists Open Studios! This is a must-do event we look forward to every year โค๏ธ

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Saturdays are market days in Whanganui โค๏ธ and our Whanganui River Markets have everything you need to start your weekend. Freshly baked goods, veges, craft and food stalls, and friendly locals to chat to. Come and discover your perfect Saturday morning, early birds are there at 8.30 - or enjoy your sleep-in, the markets run until 1pm ๐Ÿ˜€

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If you're looking for that next staple item in your closet, why not support local and buy something pre-loved at one of the stores on the ave. โค๏ธ What's your favourite place to find pre-loved items in Whanganui? Let us know in the comments below. ๐Ÿ‘‡
๐Ÿ“ธ : Recycle the label

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"Thanks for the good times Whanganui! If you need to get away and want to experience a beautiful almost tropical feeling city then I vote ๐Ÿ—ณ for Whanganui" - @ponylanenz
Thanks for sharing these photos with us @ponylanenz! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time in our special city. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคฉ
๐Ÿ’ฅ If you ever want the chance to be featured on our page, use the hashtag . We're always on the hunt for great shots of Whanganui. ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 04/03/2022

Bushy Park Tarapuruhi will immerse you in a time gone by, a time of beauty and grandeur. From the extraordinary homestead, to the breath-taking wildlife preserve, this is the perfect place to escape and dream.

Whanganui is full of treasures to be discovered, come and find them here, we welcome you โค๏ธ

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 03/03/2022

Summer + beaches + burgers = bliss. The Citadel at Castlecliff does amazing burgers - and it does everything else with heart and soul too. Discover this little piece of heaven when you Discover Whanganui, there's nothing quite like alfresco dining with the sound of waves crashing onto a wild black-sand beach as the backing track.

Discover us, discover our ๐Ÿ˜ locals, discover life the way it is meant to be lived ๐Ÿ™‚

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 02/03/2022

This beautiful bookstore will make your heart sing. There's something incredibly special about Paige's Book Gallery, and it's hard to leave without a new treasure, or two, or three...

When you discover Paige's, you'll find your next great gift to give, you'll add rows and rows to your wish list, and you'll always get a warm, warm welcome. We're supporting all of our wonderful Whanganui businesses because we love these places - they help make this charming city sing.

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 02/03/2022

One of Whanganui's all-time most popular experiences is a Paddle Steamer Waimarie trip. There's no view like cruising down the awa on a beautiful historic vessel.

The Waimarie is an iconic only-in-Whanganui experience, book your cruise using the link below and if you can't get onboard now - grab a voucher and save the date for another time. Discover heritage beauty when you cruise in Whanganui.

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 27/02/2022

This beautiful Upokongaro Bridge arch must be seen up close and there are so many ways to get there. A cruise on the Motor Vessel Wairua is a relaxing treat and will deliver you to enjoy the delights at Behind the Door on 4. - Upokongaro's gorgeous cafe.

Or you could have lunch at Caroline's Boatshed Bar then cycle up to the bridge, stopping to rest and take in the beautiful awa at your leisure. Check out EBikes Wanganui if this sounds like you...

Discover Whanganui and support our wonderful eateries and adventure providers while you do โค๏ธ

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We love our local cafes and restaurants so much it's too hard to choose a favourite. Mud Ducks (pictured) delivers delicious kai with a spectacular river view on the side- and handy shopping spots all around including our amazing Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre. Our local retailers and eateries are hurting as the Omicron outbreak affects our communities. Over the following weeks, we'll be taking some time to show our appreciation for our amazing Whanganui retailers, cafes, restaurants and services and supporting them whenever we can โค๏ธ

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Walks of Whanganui take in walls of Whanganui - there's new beauty around every corner.

Tag us when you and let us share your snaps โค๏ธ

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Come and discover our colours ๐Ÿ˜

Insta's is one of our all-time faves.

Tag on your great shots and help us share the beauty.

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Up, up and away - a Durie Hill Elevator ride can really make your day! Everyone needs a good lift on the weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

With dramatic clouds and dancing sunshine in play, there's never been a better time to get on board NZ's only public transport elevator.

Share your shots with us by tagging โค๏ธ

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I spy with my coffee brightened eye... Where is this colourful beauty?

Tag us when you discover your favourite Whanganui cafรฉ and we'll share the love on our pages

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Sunshine means stroll time, there's so much to discover in the beauty of Whanganui's streets - and you can get around town in no time! ๐Ÿšถ ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŒž

When you get out and about, remember to tag and let us see and share what you're seeing and sharing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 13/02/2022

A pretty dry spot while the summer rain falls + ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™

We love these Bason Botanic Reserve images by Dawn, such an eye for beauty ๐Ÿ’š
Insta ๐Ÿ“ท @dawninnewzealand

Share your image by tagging and we can share it too.

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 04/02/2022

Ototoka, we love spending summer with you ๐Ÿ˜ . You can't go wrong with spots by sea, discover your favourite when you visit Whanganui...

This is the beautiful photographic work of Dawn in NZ
IG ๐Ÿ“ธ : dawninnewzealand
Do you have a great shot to share with us? Tag us on Instagram at @discoverwhanganui or use the hashtag !

Photos from Discover Whanganui's post 03/02/2022

"The river flows full of stories from the past like these, particularly those of local Mฤori who for centuries paddled their waka between riveside settlements."

International Traveller mag knows how great this place is, discover it for yourself and find your own special Whanganui story...

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Get your wheels out and take part in the Velo Ronny's Bicycle Store Tour de Whanganui challenge! There are some great prizes to be won and you get to discover Whanganui while you're at it. Find out more here:


It wouldn't be a proper summer without a Paddle Steamer Waimarie cruise ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด! โฃ
We are still cruising so why not join us? โฃ
See our website: for our sailing timetable, our COVID requirements and to make a booking. โš“๏ธ

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Do the 'three bridges' walk when you discover Whanganui, but allow plenty of time to stop and appreciate the art, views, and many welcome distractions along the way ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคฉ

This beautiful distraction is: From the Mountain to the Sea, by Mikel Durel Brownie, Kerry Donnell and Max Cody. This piece is in remembrance of William Hikitangaarangi Smith and celebrates his legacy.

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Find your balance alongside the awa, discover Whanganui.

Balancing Act, by Daniel Clifford, 2010.

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Our awa's exceptional qualities are featured in a special issue of North & South Magazine, take a break exploring the pages, then book your break to explore Whanganui for yourself.


Whanganui: The City of Style

When The Project NZ visited Whanganui, they discovered a City of Design and beauty. It must be time for you to discover Whanganui too...

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Hugs all around to all our awesome street art!

This mural was painted back in 2019 by Amok Island, an artist originally from the Netherlands but now living just across the ditch in Australia.

"The theme of natural exploration and conservation is a strong and constant undercurrent of Amok Islandโ€™s artistic practice. His lifelong fascination with nature and her relationships and history with mankind drived the artistโ€™s obvious appreciation and obsession with his subjects and his urge to direct the attention of his audience to them." - @whanganuiwalls

This piece of artwork depicts the native New Zealand Pokotiwha- Fiordland crested penguin.
Keen to learn about more artwork in Whanganui? Head to our recently launched, Coastal Arts Trail! Find it here:
๐Ÿ“ธ : Jolanda Duxfield
๐ŸŽจ : Amok Island

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The perfect activity as school holidays come to a close... ๐ŸŽฃ

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Head for a walk around the locals' favourite walking loopโ€”round the bridges. ๐Ÿƒ

IG ๐Ÿ“ธ : @whywhanganui

Do you have a great shot of Whanganui to share with us? Tag us on Instagram at @discoverwhanganui or use the hashtag !

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Have a safe and relaxing long weekend, Whanganui. ๐Ÿ’ฅ

We're always on the hunt for great photos of Whanganui! If you have one, make sure to tag us at @discoverwhanganui or on Instagram.

Best of summer: Where to find the country's top 10 playgrounds 20/01/2022

Best of summer: Where to find the country's top 10 playgrounds

This just in... Kowhai park has one of the best playgrounds in New Zealand. ๐Ÿ’ฅ

This fantastic playground was built in 1950, and it's a multi-generational pleaser. This huge riverside park has entertained and delighted children over the decades and is one of the top family attractions in Whanganui. A must for families with young children and a favourite for all.

Help us get to the #1 position! Click on this article and swipe down to the bottom to vote.

Best of summer: Where to find the country's top 10 playgrounds The finalists have been revealed, but who will you vote for as the country's number one?

Whanganui, New Zealand

Whanganui (sometimes spelt Wanganui) is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate.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. Donโ€™t be surprised to find an immediate sense of connection, an unexpected little slice of heaven, and real New Zealand authenticity. Enjoy our manaakitanga โ€“ our legendary hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to our part of the world. Come and learn more.
Kล au te ฤ€wa, kล te ฤ€wa kล au. I am the river, the river is me.

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31 Taupo Quay

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World Travellers Wanganui World Travellers Wanganui
Trafalgar Square Centre , Taupo Quay
Whanganui, 4501

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Whanganui, 4868


One River.... Many Journeys - Whanganui One River.... Many Journeys - Whanganui
1 Takarangi Street
Whanganui, 4501

One River .........many journeys

Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre
31 Taupo Quay
Whanganui, 4500

Come in and enjoy the award winning visitor facilities on the waterfront with free internet and WiFi.