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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand

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Great to preview by car

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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North Shore City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Botany Downs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

You need to spend at least 3 days here, get a guided tour if possible if you just want to wander , you can get information on huts in the area where you can stay quite cheep

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Whanganui River Road is most likely the most visited attraction in the area, but valleys, small waterfalls, maori 'pa's and other attractions are worth a visit. A nice day to spend a driving day from Whanganui.

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