Whanganui River, Whanganui

4.5
#2 of 10 in Parks in Whanganui
Beautiful year-round, Whanganui River draws visitors with its hiking, fishing, and sightseeing opportunities. Running through North Island from Mount Tongariro to the coast at Whanganui, the river is the nation's third-longest at 190 km (118 mi). Historically, it holds great significance for the native Maori people, figuring prominently in many of their legends. Now, tourists come here during all seasons to witness its natural beauty, hike through its surrounding forests, and fish in its fresh water. With our world travel planner, Whanganui attractions like Whanganui River can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • So underrated as a connecting road between Whanganui City and the Ruapehu region.The beauty of this river is amplified by its remoteness,cute historic stops at the Kawana flour mill and the church...  more »
  • A great way to see the delta end of the river is to take the paddlesteamer, the Waimarie. It's a pleasant 1hr trip up the river before turning round and heading back to Wanganui. It's not the most...  more »
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  • A great canoeing experience over several days down a quiet river with some gentle rapids. Worth doing.
  • Beautiful spot just out of Taumarunui at Mahoe for swimming.
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