Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre

Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre

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Today some little Discoverers tried out the Great Whanganui Play Trail ❤️ Well done Sport Whanganui!

Call into our Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre for a Play Trail map or download one from our site: https://discoverwhanganui.nz/guides/play-trail/
Looking for fun in Whanganui over the long weekend? How about a cruise on one of our historic riverboats? The Paddle Steamer Waimarie is cruising over Easter weekend and Motor Vessel Wairua has a Riverboat History night on Saturday from 5pm. Make your bookings with the Waimarie and Wairua or call into our Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre for more details.
Yay, its the holidays and the perfect time to take the tamariki on the brand spanking new Great Whanganui Play Trail. The Play Trail has eighteen cool play activities all within walking distance in the town centre. For your copy of the Play Trail map pop into i-SITE Whanganui or visit:https://discoverwhanganui.nz/guides/play-trail/
Thanks, Whanganui District Council, Whanganui & Partners and Whanganui Town Centre Regeneration for working alongside us to bring this to life. Brown & Co Whanganui Regional Museum Women's Network WhanganuiWhanganui I-Site Visitor Centre Mainstreet Whanganui Liquid Edge #discoverwhanganui #sportwhanganui #learningthroughplay #fun #family #sportnz
Get along to Artists Open Studios Whanganui this weekend, for all the visual delights! Check out the AOS page and pick up your Trail Guide from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre and you'll be all set!
📣With just over a week left to clock up those k's in the Tour de Whanganui it's...Time...To...Talk...prizes!!
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😎We've got loads of AWESOME prizes from our local 'good buggers' to fill your tummies with goodness, have fun with the family & support local.
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👉And it's not too late to get amongst it, grab your challenge sheet from SourBros Bakery Settlers Honey Ltd Four Square Riverview Mud Ducks Brew Brothers Sport Whanganui The Rutland Arms Inn Splash Centre Whanganui The Village Snob Mitre 10 MEGA Wanganui Columbus Coffee Wanganui Williams Jewellers The Yellow House PAUA Products Motor Vessel Wairua Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre or download from www.veloronnys.co.nz. Too easy!
Looks like Summer is back (🤞)! Perfect for knocking out a few k's in the 'Tour de Whanganui' after school and work with your family or mates. Don't forget to use those bells when it gets busy out there🛎🛎
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Grab your challenge sheet from Mud Ducks The Village Snob Mitre 10 MEGA Wanganui Brew Brothers Splash Centre Whanganui Columbus Coffee Wanganui Sport Whanganui The Rutland Arms Inn Settlers Honey Ltd SourBros Bakery Four Square Riverview Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre Motor Vessel Wairua PAUA Products The Yellow House Williams Jewellers Let's Go Whanganui or download from 👉https://veloronnys.co.nz/tour-de-whanganui/
It's that time coming up in two (2) weeks time for the Mountain bike services we provide as well.
- Mountains to the Sea packages now available and book with our Local Rural Mail lady connected to the river too.
Whanganui Tours 021 130 4617/06 344 4918 Tracey Marshall www.whanganuitours.co.nz
Packages include: Accommodation and food, bag transfers and local service by locals with connecting partners involved.
Bike hire and Canoeing can also be arranged as part of the package with extra costs added. Ask when booking.
Whanganui River Adventures
Kune Shuttles
The Flying Fox, Whanganui River, New Zealand
Mountains to Sea NZ
Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails
kennettbrothers
Tour Aotearoa
Ruapehu NZ
Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre
Ruapehu i-SITE
Rivertime Lodge
@Night Sky Cottage Horopito
Tongariro Suites at The Rocks
@Ruatiti Bridge to Nowhere Backpackers
Sisters of Compassion - Ngā Whaea O Pūaroha

We also have the Oneday Ride which includes full transport in to the start of the Mangapurua Track, Jetboat transfer to Pipiriki with us Whanganui River Adventures
NZ Tollfree: 0800 862 743
and in to the start of the Mangapurua Track and back out to Raetihi or Ohakune with our partner
Kune Shuttles - Max Carling-Currin
022 583 1292

Or just a Jetboat transfer from Mangapurua Landing (aka: The "Bridge to Nowhere") to Pipiriki with us
Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground

Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground will keep you safe on the river in our Jetboats and our Accommodation and Office with all of our COVID health and safety practices and equipment in place to keep you safe when traveling and staying with us.

Let's do our part NZ (Aotearoa) and keep wearing your masks in our office. Make sure you hand sanitize too and wash your hands.
We have these on entrance at our office or if you don't have a mask then we have that on entrance too with our COVID App or sign in form.

Let's keep COVID Delta at bay NZ. Please don't bring it with you!!!
Kia tupato koutou (Be careful everyone)
Kia piki te Ora koutou (Be safe everyone)

Look forward to seeing you all soon.
Nau mai haere mai koutou.

Nga mihi
Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground team.
Ken and Josephine Haworth
It was so great watching members of our Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre practicing their poi during Māori Language Week, we can't stop watching!
Pumped to declare that the Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre is our newest Safe Space!!

Had an epic training session with the team last night and even found these wee beauts for sale!! 🌈🌈

If you want to know more about becoming a Safe Space for our rainbow community, check out all the details here - https://bit.ly/3tqr4KJ
This is a must-do Artists Open Studios Whanganui experience. Tickets are still available at Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre. Bon Appetit!
Sunday Funday! Another day of Artists Open Studios Whanganui to look forward to. Grab your trail guide before you head off from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre.

Come in and enjoy the award winning visitor facilities on the waterfront with free internet and WiFi. We are a small team who play a big role in helping visitors have fun while in Whanganui.

We help with enquiries and make bookings for - transport, activities, accommodation, and tours. Come and check out our range of postcards, souvenirs, and Māori gifts and collectibles. If we don’t know the answer to your question - we will at least point you in the right direction! Kia manahau! (Enjoy!)

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 02/05/2022

This view of the Dublin St Bridge through autumn leaves gives us joy. It feels even better to catch that glimpse for yourself; discover Whanganui's autumn colours ❤️

📷 amandahodge_itsthelittle
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Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 01/05/2022

⬆️Fancy a Sunday climb? The view at the top is worth every step.....👣

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 30/04/2022

Giant games? Yes please. Discover fun in this city of sunshine ☀️

🏷️ Tag us in your fun pics

Whanganui & Partners event funding opens 29/04/2022

Whanganui & Partners event funding opens

Event funding applications are now open through Whanganui's economic development agency! It has been wonderful to see our city boosted by the Wanganui Boxing Association's NZ Amateur Boxing Champs and HoopNation Junior Showcase over the past fortnight. These fantastic events remind us of what we've been missing and demonstrate the positive impact of hosting events.

Supporting events is a role Whanganui & Partners is proud of and the agency encourages event organisers to engage in the funding process. Follow the link to apply now.

Whanganui & Partners event funding opens Whanganui is in a great position to re-establish its busy events schedule and economic development agency Whanganui & Partners is ready to back inspired organisers with support and funding.

Timeline photos 28/04/2022

The weekend is almost here, a beach walk along Whanganui's wild west coast beauty is top of our list. What's ahead in your weekend of discovery?

📷 @michelleeybeck ❤️
🚩 Tag us & we'll share your view too

Timeline photos 26/04/2022

Discover our wild west coastline one footstep at a time...You'll find your way to contentedness ❤️

📷 by @nessienoos_ on Instagram
🏷️ and let us see what you discover

Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre updated their website address. 24/04/2022

Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre updated their website address.

Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre updated their website address.

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 21/04/2022

Fish + faces = fantastical fun. What are your favourite Whanganui Walls murals?

👉 Tag us to share your shot ❤️

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 16/04/2022

Walk off those hot cross buns and chocolate eggs with a walk around our ever-changing, ever beautiful Rotokawau Virginia Lake.

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 15/04/2022

Looking for fun in Whanganui over the long weekend? How about a cruise on one of our historic riverboats? The Paddle Steamer Waimarie is cruising over Easter weekend and Motor Vessel Wairua has a Riverboat History night on Saturday from 5pm. Make your bookings with the Waimarie and Wairua or call into our Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre for more details.

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 14/04/2022

What a beautiful start to the long weekend. If you're discovering Whanganui this weekend, we've got a list of must-do activities for you:
👉 Explore the Great Whanganui Play Trail https://bit.ly/3JNoarC
👉 Pick up fish 'n chips at Mowhānau Village's Sea Dogs Galley and eat them at Kai Iwi Beach
👉 Head to the coast for some fishing, freshly caught fish = the perfect Good Friday feast https://bit.ly/37lCCcV

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 14/04/2022

It's a beautiful day to stroll around our City of Design, come and Discover our crisp blue skies for yourself this Easter weekend...

Illustrations to star at Get the Picture exhibition | Discover Whanganui 12/04/2022

Illustrations to star at Get the Picture exhibition | Discover Whanganui

This exhibition showcasing 43 illustrations from 30 international and New Zealand artists is a must-see. Get along to Lockett Gallery to check out these amazing illustrations from 40 Gecko Press books.

The exhibition runs until April 30.

Illustrations to star at Get the Picture exhibition | Discover Whanganui Discover why Whanganui is one of the best places to visit, live and do business in New Zealand.

11/04/2022

Who wishes they were here, doing exactly this, right now ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

🏷️ Share your river adventure with us and we'll share it with the world

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 07/04/2022

We're in the mood for views and Whanganui River meeting the sea is one of our all-time favourites.

If we follow the coast, dramatic cliff faces stretch towards Taranaki. In the opposite direction, the river leads us back to Tongariro on a journey incomparable.

From throughout the city, we sneak glimpses of Durie Hill tower but no perspective is so beautiful as that of gazing up the tower's height to its lofty top - where it brushes the clouds.

Discover a new perspective, discover Whanganui.

Whanganui - Issuu 06/04/2022

Whanganui - Issuu

Hope, style, romantic whims, a golden age resurrected, enduring practicality? We're down with that (and back up again 😉).

Check out this lovely piece of writing on Whanganui's great survivor!

You can follow our local lift's lively updates for yourself on its Instagram page too @duriehillelevator

Whanganui - Issuu WORDS: JACQUI GIBSON • IMAGERY: MIKE HEYDON

Timeline photos 05/04/2022

There's magic here. In the early morning, the light lends mystery to the clouds and our favourite tower, our slowly flowing awa, that sky full of promise. Discover early morning magic, discover Whanganui.

📷 Rodney Donaldson Photography
🚩 Whanganui City Bridge
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Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 04/04/2022

Left or right? No matter which path you choose, beauty awaits at Gordon Park Scenic Reserve. This quiet corner of bush is a popular spot to escape and enjoy, with birdsong and native trees making it easy to pause and dream for a little while.

Take your time; listen, look up, live & love ❤️

What's your favourite quiet corner to discover in Whanganui?

Timeline photos 29/03/2022

The river winds a way around our hearts, discover our awa's turns and intrigue for yourself...Below the beautiful mist, Whanganui is waiting to show you a new perspective from every angle.

📷 Whanganui & Partners
🏷️ and we'll share your beautiful perspective too

Timeline photos 25/03/2022

Good morning. Want to make it even better? Jump on board the Paddle Steamer Waimarie and cruise your worries away. This is an experience like no other and a must-do for visitors and residents of our River City.

Board at 10.30am and 1.30pm (to depart at 11 and 2), and relax with hours of blissful river views.

Timeline photos 25/03/2022

Skies lift us, earth grounds us. Between them: this place full of life & love & adventure. Discover how good it is to explore under moody clouds or blue, blue skies, discover all the beaches and the tracks and the treasures we hold dear.

Discover Whanganui.

📷 Rodney Donaldson Photography 🤩
🏷️ Tag us and we can see what you see

Explore Artists Open Studios in 3D 25/03/2022

Explore Artists Open Studios in 3D

Get along to Artists Open Studios Whanganui this weekend, for all the visual delights! Check out the AOS page and pick up your Trail Guide from us and you'll be all set!

Explore Artists Open Studios in 3D Matterport 3D Showcase.

24/03/2022

We can help you plan your river journey, when the time is right. And we can't wait to do this trip again, and again, and again...

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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?

🏷️ Tag us & tell us 📣

Look up☝, snap 🤳 & clap 👏

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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 Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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.

🌳 Snap your favourite shady spot
🛍️ Grab a Whanganui bargain
☕ Stop & sip as you people-watch

📷 tag and we'll share your pics!

Photos from Te Pūwaha's post 17/03/2022

Make sure you have liked and followed the Te Pūwaha page to keep up-to-date with news from the port redevelopment. What a great perspective these beautiful images give.

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 16/03/2022

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.

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Tag us and let us discover and share your Whanganui adventure ❤️

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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.

15/03/2022

Make sure you're all set for Artists Open Studios! This is a must-do event we look forward to every year ❤️. Call in and see us and we'll set you right 🎨📸

www.openstudios.co.nz

12/03/2022

Mōrena koutou

The Whanganui I-SITE will be closed for today - Sunday 13 March. Unfortunately we were unable to have enough staff to enable us to be open, but rest assured we will be back on board again from Monday 14th.

We apologise if this causes any inconvenience.

Ngā mihi nui

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre's post 11/03/2022

Saturdays are market days in Whanganui ❤️ 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 😀

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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 ❤️

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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 😍 locals, discover life the way it is meant to be lived 🙂

Photos from Whanganui I-Site Visitor Centre'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.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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