Things To Do
Wanganui has an ideal location on the banks of the Whanganui River, spreading through a green valley to the shores of the Tasman Sea, overlooked by the volcanic peaks of Whanganui National Park. This diamond of a small city nestled in a country setting, has something unique to offer anyone looking for a great day out. Adventure seekers have a wealth of exciting options available, with every outdoor activity at your fingertips, from ambling nature walks to speeding up the river in a jetboat. History buffs can delve into the past and explore the interesting heritage of the area through museums, riverboats, trams and historic buildings. For those who appreciate nature reserves, parks and gardens, Wanganui has an abundance of wonderful places to visit. Those with an interest in the arts can check out our world-class artists in a variety of media, including canvas, glass and pottery. You can peruse local handcrafts and works of art at our weekend markets or pay a visit to the latest exhibition at one of our galleries. For the locals, there’s a myriad of clubs where you can join up with other people who share your passion. And for everybody, no matter what your particular interests are, when you’ve worked up an appetite you can indulge in the gourmet delights of our Wanganui café culture to fuel up for your next activity. Check out Your Wanganui Weekend to find out what’s hot and happening this weekend.