Whanganui River, Whanganui

4.6
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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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  • Enjoyed the 2 hour trip (one hour there, one back) on The Waimarie. Probably wouldn't do it again, but glad we went. Recommend taking both sunhat and heavy coat; and wear dark clothes so the ash from....  more
    Enjoyed the 2 hour trip (one hour there, one back) on The Waimarie. Probably wouldn't do it again, but glad we went. Recommend taking both sunhat and heavy coat; and wear dark clothes so the ash from....  more »
  • Be brave and drive up the west bank of the river starting on Somme Parade. As you climb up in the hills you lose the river but gain some great scenary on this 30km logging road. Once you finally gain....  more
    Be brave and drive up the west bank of the river starting on Somme Parade. As you climb up in the hills you lose the river but gain some great scenary on this 30km logging road. Once you finally gain....  more »
  • Worth doing this road rather than SH4 if you have the time. Spectacular scenery at every bend and no traffic. 
    Worth doing this road rather than SH4 if you have the time. Spectacular scenery at every bend and no traffic.  more »
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  • Love my Country... literally the Country
  • Nice river much water
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  • Paradise. A must to go and experience
  • Mesmerizing

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