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What to do in Wanganui
Wanganui River is without doubt the most prominent landmark in the region. The city hugs its banks and has been built around this massive natural feature. The river is the country’s longest navigable waterway, and was once known as the Rhine of New Zealand.
One of the best ways to see the river is by car on a self-drive tour of River Road. Take your time and make plenty of stops along the way at attractions such as the breathtaking Omorehu Waterfall, historic Kawana Mill Museum, the Aramoana Summit and the bizarre but beautiful Oyster Cliffs. The drive will take anywhere from two to four hours, depending on your breaks.
Get onto the river itself in a kayak, canoe, steamboat or exhilarating jetboat. There are a number of tour options available for each vessel, all of which will give you an up-close-and-personal view of the lifeblood of Wanganui.
For a day trip to get you out of the city, drive just under two hours to Mt Ruapehu. By summer, it’s a fantastic hiking destination up rugged volcanic mountainsides to the sparkling crater lake at the top. You can even jump on the ski-lift for an easy ride up! In winter, it’s the North Island’s premier ski and snowboard destination, with several skifields and dozens of on- and off-piste runs for all skill levels.
Wanganui Airport 101
The terminal opens one hour before the first scheduled departure or arrival of the day, and has plenty of amenities on site such as a visitors’ kiosk and cafe.
Pick up your chosen car hire at Wanganui Airport from the main terminal and drive the quick seven kilometres into town to start your adventure!
From Wanganui, you are just a short drive away from the beautiful Mt Taranaki, but also the impressive volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. Wellington, to the South, is also within reach. If you decide to go North, Auckland can be reached within one day of driving.
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