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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  • My fiance and I try and wander along the river on a regular basis. Just beautiful, nice relaxing stroll with good condition footpaths. River market is on every Saturday morning and it is lovely to gra...  more »
  • Awesome trip, so very grateful to live in such an amazingly beautiful country. Had a blast even though it rained 2 out of 3 days. Highly recommend Taumarunui Canoe Hire, great people to deal with.  more »
  • Did this tour on Friday 23 February and thoroughly enjoyed it.......only negative was the price of half of a small scone$2.50, I thought that for the price of the tickets they could give you that if y...  more »

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