Whanganui National Park, Whanganui

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The Whanganui National Park is a national park located in the North Island of New Zealand. Established in 1986, it covers an area of 742 km² bordering the Whanganui River. It incorporates areas of Crown land, former state forest and a number of former reserves. The river itself is not part of the park.Flora and faunaThe park protects the habitat of several thousand North Island brown kiwi, and the also-endangered blue duck. Other birds in the park include the grey warbler, New Zealand pigeon, silvereye, tomtit, tui and whitehead.
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  • An adventure worth doing, only wish we had discovered it earlier and taken our children as teenagers.  more »
  • First gathering information at the visitor center. And from the South to the North River Road to drive. Enjoyed while watching the River sometimes narrow width of the drive. Ala Moana Observatory is a magnificent view out.
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  • Regenerated bush, about 60 years old in parts. Beautiful ferns and other native plants loving the conditions. Many birds and well worth a visit if you are in Wanganui.  more »

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