The serene, green heart of the North Island. Explore gardens, gorges, dune lakes, beaches and the wild Whanganui River which dominates the region as it flows through the Whanganui National Park to lowland farms and the historic city of Wanganui on the west coast.
Wanganui city offers an abundance of well-preserved historic buildings and the main street is recognised as one of New Zealand's most attractive. Gaslights, wrought iron garden seats, palm and plane trees, and wide paved footpaths all contribute to a very elegant heritage atmosphere. The area is also well known for its thriving artistic community.