Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Whanganui sits at the junctions of State Highways 3 and 4, 200kms north of New Zealand’s capital city Wellington and 75kms northwest of Palmerston North.
Most of the city lies on the northwestern bank of the historically significant Whanganui River – New Zealand’s longest navigable river, which has, without doubt, shaped the history of the city and its people. The summer months see the heart of Whanganui transform into brilliant displays of colour and fragrance that fills the air whilst winter brings an array of sporting and cultural activities.
Whanganui is a beautiful, vibrant community that prides itself on excellent education, sporting facilities, heritage, arts and culture. With many parks and reserves to observe nature and provide places for family picnics, the atmosphere of Whanganui is whatever pace you set, ‘relaxing and peaceful’ or ‘excitement and adventure’ . . . or a bit of both.
Free Wifi is available at various locations around Whanganui thanks to Inspire Net and Wanganui District Council.
Consistently, visitors talk of their immediate connection to the place, of their surprise at its elegance, and friendly sophistication. They have found an unexpected little slice of heaven, one that we knew existed all along.
Take time to explore this website and the many things we have to offer then book your next weekend away or holiday in Whanganui and experience it for yourself!