A city located on the west coast of North Island, Wanganui is known for its heritage buildings and natural wonders. It is especially famous for the Whanganui River, which is the longest navigable waterway in New Zealand.


Many tourists come to Wanganui to visit popular attractions like the Virginia Lake, Bason Botanic Gardens, Quartz Museum, New Zealand Glassworks, the Durie Hill Elevator and Kai Iwi Beach. Families with kids like to go to the Kowhai Park, Paddle Steamer Waimarie and Riverland Family Park.


Wanganui is a popular destination for local events like the Whanganui Vintage Weekend and the Extravaganza Fair. Whether you’re here with family or on a short business trip, book your Whanganui stay with Choice Hotels for easy access to nearby attractions.

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