About Whanganui

Whanganui city is a unique blend of heritage architecture and cutting-edge creativity. We’re big enough to support ground-breaking ambitions and small enough for authentic connection. The Whanganui region is rich in history, culture and a diverse natural environment. Our beauty, legends and river have inspired generations of visitors and inhabitants.

Our compact city centre is the perfect base for exploring, with shopping, dining, museums, art galleries, parks and riverboat rides all within walking distance. Our hospitality, like our river, is legendary: we look forward to welcoming you.

Get right to the heart of Whanganui – discover things to do, see and experience as well as places to eat and stay while you’re here.

Ko au te awa, te awa ko au. I am the river, the river is me.