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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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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

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

  • Children's Playgrounds
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Retro Playground

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Totara Reserve - Camping
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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

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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 Journey

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Time: Up to 5 days, Distance: 145 km

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    Save 10% paddling the Whanganui River

    Save money and have fun journeying down one of Aotearoa's most beautiful and historically significant rivers (just like those guys in a little film trilogy called Lord of the Rings, you might have heard of it....).

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Mel

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Central North island has excellent mountain biking tracks: Craters of the Moon in Taupo, 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, Old Coach Road, Mangapurua Valley just to name a few. Check with locals about the conditions of the tracks, in the winter some tracks are unrideable and with the pumice in the soil, you will ruin your brakes! Check weather and be prepared, a lot of these places have limited cell phone coverage and can be in very rural areas so you need to be self sufficient. Definitely bring a head light; it has often come to good use.

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Whanganui RSA Car Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whanganui RSA Car Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Makino Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Makino Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

City Overnight Parking

Te Apiti

Manawatu Gorge Totara Loop

Te Apiti

Manawatu Gorge Totara Loop

15 - 30 Minutes

Beaconsfield Entrance

A rural and historic reserve