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Manawatu - Wanganui

Raw and real. The Whanganui river is a major artery that has fed culture and change, shaping Aotearoa.

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Retro Playground

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere Walk

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka valleys

Bridge to Nowhere Walk

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka valleys

Time: 1 hr 30 min return, Distance: 3 km

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Time: 1 hr

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 8 - 10 hr

Mangahao Makahika Track

Mangaore, Tararua Forest Park

Mangahao Makahika Track

Mangaore, Tararua Forest Park

Time: 6 - 7 hrs going south, 7- 8 hrs going north, Distance: 15 km

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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    Save 10% at the one stop Whanganui River shop

    Save money and have fun with Joe and his team at Bridge to Nowhere, who cover more bases than a home runner. Water taxi transport for canoeists, mountain bikers and walkers; then a lodge to relax at the end of your adventure. Top Ranked Awards finalist for three years and winner for one.

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Time: 20 mins to 1 hour: Distance: 1.3km

Totara Reserve - Camping
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    Save 15% rafting or kayaking the Mangaweka River

    Save money and have fun on your water adventures with Paul and Tricia, locals to this cool little DC3 Mangaweka town. A wee treasure - proudly, yet quietly, placed smack bang next to SH1. Shhhhhhh.

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Hamish Johnson

Woodville harbours perhaps the finest collection of second-hand stores in New Zealand... Seek and ye shall find.

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Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Large open park beside the river.

Whanganui RSA Car Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whanganui RSA Car Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Sherryl

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Kai Iwi Beach is about 10mins out of town and is patrolled during the summer. A great family beach with safe swimming.

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Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Time: Up to 5 days, Distance: 145 km

  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Free

On the main trunk line

Raumai Reserve

Summer hot spot!

Rangiwahia Hut

Deadmans Track - Rangiwahia, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Rangiwahia Hut

Deadmans Track - Rangiwahia, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 2 days

Te Apiti

Manawatu Gorge Totara Loop

Te Apiti

Manawatu Gorge Totara Loop

15 - 30 Minutes