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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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Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 8 - 10 hr

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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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

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Retro Playground

Time: 1 hr

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
Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Large open park beside the river.

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Dave

New Zealand

A good day trip is is along the Whanganui River road. Loop from Wanganui to Pipiriki across the Papapara Scenic Highway. takes 4-6 hours

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  • Save 15%

    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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Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Time: Up to 5 days, Distance: 145 km

Whanganui RSA Car Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whanganui RSA Car Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Karen

Canada

The drive to Wanganui through the Parapara's is very beautiful, Roads are very windy. There can be slips in bad weather

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  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Free

Good Old Fashioned Fun - Choo Choo!

Rangiwahia Hut

Deadmans Track - Rangiwahia, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Rangiwahia Hut

Deadmans Track - Rangiwahia, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 2 days

Tararua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Explore the Tararua district, fishing, hiking, wildlife, Windfarms, jet boats, horse trekking.. there is so much on offer

Beaconsfield Entrance

A rural and historic reserve

Raumai Reserve

Summer hot spot!

City Overnight Parking