Whanganui River, Whanganui

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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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  • The must have seen, just watch out were no heavy rains, otherwise it may happen that the road becomes impassable. But the views and the nature is a must!
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  • Right by the river there’s a beautiful drive and we settled at Kowhai Park. The water didn’t look good for swimming but there’s a nice city centre nearby with cafes and the usual retail shops. Weather...  more »
  • From the Retihi to the South drove along the river. Had fun watching the scenery took is other than the narrow width of the road along the way drive.
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