Your hosts : Aimee & Yan
Located on the West Coast of New Zealand's North Island, Wanganui is a beautiful river city, famous for its heritage and the arts. The Whanganui River runs through Whanganui and forms the core of this gorgeous district. The Whanganui District has a strong background of both Maori and European history and culture. The town has many historic buildings, preserved from the early days of European settlement, along with beautiful parks and gardens. The wider region also abounds with the history of of Iwi and settlers and how the two have grown along side each other. The Whanganui National Park features a step back in time to beautiful, untouched bush, magnificent views and exotic wildlife.
Waimarie paddle steamer cruise the river to Upokongaro and visit the river boat centre and the tram shed to site the restoration of our tram.
Visit the splash centre and hydro slide indoor pool. Shop the wonderful Saturday market with local organic produce and entertainment.
Its a must for children to visit the kowhai park with beautiful established trees and walking tracks set on the banks of the Whanganui river.
Visit the Sarjeant Art Gallery. Wanganui is full of artists and we have our own glass blowing studio which can be viewed by public.
Walk the tunnel to the durie hill elevator and climb to the top of the 33.5 metre tower and view the city.