Wanganui Travel Guide

Browse travel reviews, 3 travel blogs and 13 travel photos from real travelers to Wanganui.

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Wanganui Overview

Wanganui is a city with about 40.000 inhabitants that is surrounded by wide green hills. The city is located on the southwest coast of the North Island.

In 1840 this town was founded and named after the nearby Whanganui River, just the town’s different spelling (a missing ‘h’ made the name more individual).

Wanganui is not one of the country’s most crowded spots but you can find a lot of history and culture there.
The Memorial Tower with its great view, the Whanganui Regional Museum (at the Civic Centre), the Sarjeant Gallery ant the St. Paul’s Memorial Church show many different and unique pieces of Maori art.