Wanganui Information Centre

31 Taupo Quay, Wanganui.
Wanganui, Manawatu
For the visitor the river town of Wanganui has a genteel feel. Its heyday was in the past and its early twentieth century liveliness is echoed in its restored central area which has some fine late Victorian and Edwardian facades.

A contrasting mid-twentieth century structure is the modernist War Memorial Hall of 1958. The Sarjeant Art Gallery occupies a prominent position in nearby Queens Park.

Cook's Garden Sports stadium, where Peter Snell broke the world mile record in 1962 is also close to the town centre.

Get the lie of the land by looking at the Information Centre's 3-dimensional map which shows the path of the Whanganui River from its source in the Tongariro National Park. The model gives a good idea of the extent of the wildnerness the river passes through. A number of operators offer journeys on the Whanganui River.

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  • Art Deco Streetscape.
    Art Deco Streetscape.
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    Sarjeant Gallery
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Miri 01 Feb 2016
What an amazing photobook!
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