Virginia Lake, Whanganui

#1 of 22 in Nature in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Stroll along the verdant, forest-lined shores of tranquil Virginia Lake, or stop by the onsite winter gardens, home to many tropical and exotic plants. Admire the various sculptures, feed the ducks, swans, and geese on the water, and visit their brightly colored cousins in the aviary. If you're feeling peckish, stop by the cafe for coffee and cake. Don't forget to bring coins to turn on the fountain. Our Whanganui road trip planning website makes visiting Virginia Lake and other Whanganui attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A really lovely attraction for Wanganui. I had never previously visited this park and it was quite a revelation. So many parks in NZ are spoiled by councils 'over structuring'and formalising them...  more »
  • If your are interested in a 30 minutes walk while watching beautiful scenery and duck and duckling, this location is highly recommended.  more »
  • What a magical place for walks picnic with family etc etc. Beautiful walk around the lake well maintained clean tidy. Just love going for walks around here. Lovely winter garden and bird sanctuary. Must visit when you are in whanganui.
  • Virginia Lake is an excellent place to wind down, whether that be a walk around the lake, or a stop at the nearby coffee shop further up the bank. There are numerous wildlife living in and by the lake, many of which will come up to you. The greenery is well-kept, and it is a pleasure to see as you walk around the outskirts of the lake.

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