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Whanganui Holidays

Meet the locals and see some amazing things in Whanganui, one of this region's best tourist destinations.

Whanganui Holidays

This part of Manawatu - Wanganui is home to a population of 40 000 friendly locals.

This spot can be found approximately 150 kilometres north of the capital city of Wellington and 5 kilometres east of Castlecliff.

Keen for an adventure with the kids in tow? Head to Bushy Park Homestead & Forest, a worthwhile family friendly pick in the area.

Sore feet and cranky travellers can both be sorted right out with a little time out in Moutoa Gardens. Take a bite to eat and relax in this lovely green space.

Pack a picnic and spend an arvo at the well-loved natural attraction, Virginia Lake.

Feeling a bit highly strung? Make your way to some of the coastline around this region for a relaxing day outdoors. Feel the sea breeze and watch the tides ebb and flow at South Beach, Castlecliff Beach or Mowhanau Beach.

Like museums? We suggest that you have a gander at the Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum.

Whanganui is where you'll stumble upon Ward Observatory, a popular attraction which sparks a sense of wonder and makes science interesting to all.

Build on your general knowledge at the Whanganui Museum, a favoured educational attraction in Whanganui. Perfect for history buffs or anyone with a questioning mind, it wouldn't be hard to spend hours lost in its well-organised collections.

Take in the hip atmosphere, and maybe even discover some inspiration of your own, as you admire the eclectic collection of pieces at the Sarjeant Gallery.

If you want to check out the sights in the region, make sure you don't miss Memorial Tower and the Watt Fountain, two of the region's most interesting historic sites.

Get a glimpse of the holy side of this area at Putiki Church. Time may have passed it by, but this only contributes to the atmosphere of this venerable site.

If you're in the vicinity, be sure to stop and contemplate Durie Hill Elevator, a tasteful tribute to the past.

Before your holiday ends, you might like to get a little creative with your schedule. Begin with Whanganui's sometimes overlooked tourist attractions, like the Wanganui Community Arts Centre.

Top Whanganui Hotels

151 on London Motel

151 on London Motel

151 London Street, Whanganui
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (90 reviews)

    Situated in the business district, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Whanganui Museum, Watt Fountain and Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum. Virginia Lake ...

    from NZ$105

    Aotea Motor Lodge

    Aotea Motor Lodge

    390 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.6 out of 5 (146 reviews)

      Situated in Whanganui, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Whanganui Museum, Watt Fountain and Sarjeant Gallery. Queens Park and Durie ...

      from NZ$155

      Grand Hotel Wanganui

      Grand Hotel Wanganui

      Cnr St Hill and Guyton Street, Whanganui
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (158 reviews)

        Situated in Whanganui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Whanganui Museum, Watt Fountain and Sarjeant Gallery. Durie Hill Elevator and Whanganui Riverboat ...

        from NZ$110

        Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

        Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

        379 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.0 out of 5 (128 reviews)

          Located in the heart of Whanganui, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Whanganui Museum, Watt Fountain and Sarjeant Gallery. Queens Park and Durie Hill Elevator ...

          from NZ$125

          Astral Motel

          Astral Motel

          46 Somme Parade, Whanganui
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            3.7 out of 5 (44 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Whanganui, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moutoa Gardens, Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park. Whanganui Museum and Whanganui Riverboat ...

            from NZ$90

            Riverview Motel

            Riverview Motel

            14 Somme Parade, Whanganui
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (79 reviews)

              Situated on the riverwalk, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Sarjeant Gallery, Moutoa Gardens and Queens Park. Whanganui Museum and Whanganui Riverboat ...

              from NZ$115

              Kings Court Motel

              Kings Court Motel

              60 Plymouth Street, Whanganui
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.7 out of 5 (88 reviews)

                Located in the heart of Whanganui, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Whanganui Museum and Ward Observatory. Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park are also ...

                from NZ$117

                Burwood Manor Motel

                Burwood Manor Motel

                63-65 Dublin Street, Whanganui
                  2.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.1 out of 5 (31 reviews)

                  Situated in Whanganui, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Sarjeant Gallery, Queens Park and Whanganui Museum. Watt Fountain and Moutoa Gardens are also ...

                  from NZ$125

                  BK's Magnolia Motor Lodge

                  BK's Magnolia Motor Lodge

                  240 St Hill Street, Whanganui
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.6 out of 5 (157 reviews)

                    Situated in Whanganui, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Ward Observatory, Whanganui Museum and Watt Fountain. Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park are also ...

                    from NZ$125

                    Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre

                    Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre

                    143 Anzac Parade, Whanganui
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (18 reviews)

                      Situated on the riverwalk, this eco-friendly apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Moutoa Gardens, Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park. Whanganui Museum ...

                      from NZ$91

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