Wanganui, New Zealand
Situated at the mouth of the Whanganui River, Wanganui is a city on the west coast of the North Island. Here, this New Zealand beauty offers amazing views of Mount Tongariro and stunning scenery of the Whanganui National Park. From nature and history to art and culture, visitors will enjoy trekking about this multifaceted city.
- Bason Botanic Gardens
- Durie Hill Elevator
- Wanganui Regional Museum
- See Wanganui in bloom and awash with flowers
- Take a jet boat trip on the Whanganui River
- Visit the Sarjeant Gallery
Summers are dry and warm with temperatures around 64°F to 86°F (18° to 30°C). During the mild winter months, temperatures are between 39°F to 57°F (4°C to 14° C). Due to its unique location, Waganui is generally spared from bad weather; the climate in the city is typically comfortable, with more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.
Getting There & Around
The Wanganui Airport handles only domestic flights from Wellington and Auckland. By train, the nearest rail station with passenger service operates out of Marton, which is about 40 minutes away.
A mixture of walking and riding buses is the best way to get around the city. The buses depart from the Maria Place Extension about every hour. There are also taxis in the city for travelling farther distances.
4 hotels in Wanganui, NZ
Set among attractive gardens, the 151 On London Motel impresses you with friendly customer services and also offers a host of facilities that make you feel at home while away from home. General151... More
Kings Court Motel Wanganui provides holidaymakers an idyllic haven in Wanganui that is still within close proximity to the vibrant city centre. From the pleasant motel, tourists can easily go to... More
Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers with its comfortable accommodations, gracious service and central location in the heart of Wanganui.... More