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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand

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Regenerated bush, about 60 years old in parts. Beautiful ferns and other native plants loving the conditions. Many birds and well worth a visit if you are in Wanganui.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alipa50
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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522 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Regenerated bush, about 60 years old in parts. Beautiful ferns and other native plants loving the conditions. Many birds and well worth a visit if you are in Wanganui.

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you in Whanganui, visiting the National Park is a MUST. Although the journey goes as far as 5 days, even a day is sufficient... great jet boat trip up to the stunning Bridge to Nowhere.

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Thank Nilesh W
New Zealand
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720 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We drove around some of this park to see how it would be to return and cycle it on a longer trip - net result is that we're now much better informed and will return to cycle some of area's on our next holiday.

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Thank Narziss
North Shore City, New Zealand
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70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

what an incredible part of the planet - simply stunning - absolutely tranquil, moody, such a treat and wonderful to remember past times...a Must Do !!

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Barcelona
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119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Left Pipiriki at 8:30am and pleased we did as being Summer, it was getting hot by 11am! We were all on mountain bikes having ridden from National Park to Whakahoro (day 1), then to Bridge to Nowhere plus jet boat to Pipiriki (day 2) and then on to Whanganui. It was the longest day (80km) but generally down hill apart... More 

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new zeland
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288 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

if you like your national parks with paved access routes then you're in for a disappointment with Whanganui NP. Its a true kiwi wilderness that you either have to hike or paddle your way in and out. Very limited driving opportunities other then the river road which is a must

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Thank majnz
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Hats off to the roadworkers who manage to keep this road open during winter! What a treat it was to drive through this National Park with all its twists, turns, breath-taking scenery and views! Never a dull moment and a feast for the eyes. Hot tip though - make sure the driver keeps his eyes on the road!!

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Thank BluesNites
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Whanganui National Park is a vast expanse dominated by the River. We drove from Ohakune along the old river road to Wanganui. What a drive if you take you time and take in the scenery and breathtaking views. Hardly any traffic This road is now suitable for hire cars although some parts require care. There is a lovely coffee... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

So much to see and if you have time the walks and tramps are amazing Again if you have time a trip on the river is not to be missed down by canoe is a trip I will always treasure But if not then the paddle steamer or a jet boat in that order

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

A lovely area and best seen from the river. Hire a kyak or take one of the many jet boat tours. If you get a kyak then it's worth doing some preparation before you go! The area is unstable, the main reason why the bridge to nowhere doesn't go anywhere. But view and wildlife from the river is outstanding. The... More 

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