Our Wanganui accommodation
is perfectly positioned for you to explore this provincial city. Wanganui, meaning expansive river mouth, was settled by Europeans in 1831 and was known as Petre until 1854. Today the 100 year old paddle steamer, the PS Waimarie is a reminder from that bygone riverboat era.
Stay in our Wanganui hotels and explore the city's historic buildings preserved from the early days of European settlement, along with beautiful parks and gardens.
Stay in our Wanganui accommodation and explore the Wanganui River, which is this region's reason for being. Deep, beautiful and mysterious, it holds many secrets for you to discover. Main centres include Taihape, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Levin. The Wanganui region is on the lower west coast of the North Island, south of Taranaki and the Taupo and Ruapehu regions.
Stay in our Wanganui hotels and enjoy this area renowned for Maori culture, heritage, Wanganui National Park and river adventures. The region takes its name from the city of Wanganui, which rests on the banks of the spectacular Wanganui River.In the early 1900's, visitors called the Wanganui River the 'Rhine of New Zealand'--it is the longest navigable river in the country, with 239 rapids and stunning bush scenery. There are many ways to explore the Wanganui River--jet boat, kayak, canoe, raft, paddle steamer--or on the end of a fly-fishing rod. You can also follow the trail to the mysterious 'Bridge to Nowhere', built across the Mangapurua Gorge to give access to an isolated settlement that was finally abandoned in 1942. Now only the 'Bridge to Nowhere' remains.
Our Wanganui hotels are a perfect place for you to stop and enjoy all there is to offer in this city!