Kowhai Park

Kowhai Park “World-famous in New Zealand”, Kowhai Park in Whanganui has been delighting children for decades. This vast playground has modern play equipment alongside well-loved favourites generations have played on. Parents who played there while young bring their children back to experience the same fun! Ride a brontosaurus, check out the pirate ship, swing on […]

Durie Hill Tower & Elevator

Durie Hill Tower & Elevator Sixty-six metres high, the Durie Hill Elevator was built in 1919 and is NZ’s only public underground elevator and one of only two in the world. A pedestrian tunnel leads to the elevator and at the top you can catch panoramic views of the Tasman Sea, Mount Ruapehu and Mount […]

Kai Iwi Beach

Kai Iwi Beach A popular beach for the whole family and all ocean activities, Kai Iwi Beach is reached via Rapanui Road 14kms west of Whanganui. Patrolled during the summer you can swim, fish, laze in the sun, go for long walks and pick through the driftwood. A well-established motor camp is located in the Mowhānau […]

Whanganui Regional Museum

Whanganui Regional Museum The regional museum has a collection of 350,000 objects that celebrate the natural and cultural history of our region, including all sorts of treasures that amaze and delight kids. The Museum boasts collections dated from 1890 and is famed for its exceptional Taonga Māori Collection. It is home to the largest permanent […]