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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  • October 3, 2017
    I have been on many parts of this river (now regarded as a person) I love the saying I am the river, the river is me - very spiritual with amazing history along every km of it  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Center yourself and get in touch with nature and the tangatawhenua (people of the land). The Whanganui River is the most beautiful area in the North Island. You feel like you have traveled back in tim...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    We took the his scenic road along the river to breakout trip to Wellington. This road is very narrow and windy in the northern end. Anyone that gets car sick will find the his part challenging. Unfort...  more »

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