Whanganui River, Whanganui
(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. For Whanganui River and beyond, use our Whanganui itinerary maker to get the most from your Whanganui vacation.
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  • Is a wide river and are often things happening at the side of it like markets etc. Is a nice place to sit and read or have lunch and so close to inner city. 
  • Wonderful walking & cycling tracks along the riverbank. A variety of riverboats to explore the river. Runners often run or walk around the bridges. The river has many years of interesting history whic...  more »
  • Spent a nice two hours going down the river, watching the rowers and enjoying the views.Free tea and coffee. Steep stairs to the upper deck. Covered area if you need. Takes around 35 passengers.