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Wanganui, also known as Whanganui, is a picturesque city located on the Whanganui River in the Manawatu-Wanganui region, known for its scenic river, rich heritage, and vibrant arts scene. The city’s historic buildings, cultural attractions, and natural beauty make it a popular destination for visitors.

The Whanganui River is a major draw, offering excellent opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and river cruises. The river’s scenic beauty and cultural significance make it a popular spot for both locals and visitors.

Wanganui is rich in heritage, with numerous historic buildings and sites to explore. The Whanganui Regional Museum provides insights into the city’s history and heritage, with a range of exhibits on early Maori settlement, European colonisation, and local industries.

The city’s vibrant arts scene is centred around the Sarjeant Gallery, which features works from local and national artists. The gallery hosts regular exhibitions and community events, providing a platform for creative expression.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby Whanganui National Park, which offers world-class hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The park has several stunning landscapes, including the Bridge to Nowhere and the Mangapurua Valley.

Wanganui’s town centre features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Whanganui River Markets, held every Saturday, are a popular spot for fresh local produce, handmade goods, and artisanal products.

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