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  • $5 OFF Waimarie Paddle Steamer Cruise

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    Experience the Whanganui River on board an original river boat lovingly restored to it's working glory. Enjoy a leisurely 2 hour cruise on the only original coal fired paddle steamer working on NZs rivers. Go below deck and stoke the engine yourself! Learn about the history of the river and its people. Food and drink served on board.

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    • 1A Taupo Quay, Wanganui
    • 0800 783 2637
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  • 10% off Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat Tours

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    Save up to $13.00 with your TOP 10 Membership Card on a daily guided tour to the historic ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Whanganui River’s native bushy banks and gain an insight into Mangapurua Valley’s history and local culture. A ‘must do’ NZ experience suitable for all ages.

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  • 10% off Fun Day Out at Riverland Family Park

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  • 10% off at Cyprus Tree Restaurant, Ohakune

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    Views of Mount Ruapehu. Pizza, pasta, Decadent desserts, award winning coffee, hunger busting breakfasts, and scruptous wines!

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  • 10 Extra Minutes with Actifun Riding Stables

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  • 10% off at The Mountain Rocks Cafe and Bar, Ohakune

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    Welcome to The Mountain Rocks Café and Bar. We wanted to create a café that would cater to locals and visitors, that felt like an extension of our home, comfortable, relaxed and friendly.

    On entering The Mountain Rocks, feel the warmth, look around, the food cabinet looks great, the walls are covered with fun and funky gifts, the staff are friendly, and we want to say to you:

    ‘Kia Ora’, You are Welcome, Come in, Enjoy, Relax…..

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  • 20% off Kayak Hire at Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park-Home of one of NZ’s most popular kayaking spots, Whanganui River is the perfect option for the entire family.

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    Book your kayak unguided trip with us and admire the beauty of the ancestral river banks and immerse yourself in the history of what is still the arterial highway of Maori tribes. And why not let us take you all the way upstream or down river for 5 or 8 km and enjoy an amazing day kayaking back to the holiday park? Present your TOP 10 membership card and get 20% off any kayaking trip. From single to double plus one kayaks, 1h to half a day trips, the options are endless and you will get to experience the “Rhine of NZ” first-hand.

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  • Funky Duck Cafe

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    Choose!
    FREE tea or coffee with breakfast
                                     OR
    FREE refill on a second tea or coffee.

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  • Durie Hill Elevator

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    One of the two earthbound elevators in the world, it was built in 1916 and rises 66 meters to the top of Durie Hill where the War Memorial Tower is located. Get some great shots of the sun setting over the city, take a look at the city from above, or, on a clear day, get a nice view of Mount Taranaki! The sky is the limit!

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    • 42 Anzac Parade Durie Hill, Whanganui
    • 0800 92 64 26
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  • Virginia Lake

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    Take a walk around the lake and explore the birdlife, both on and around the water. Complemented by an aviary, an Art Garden and the Winter Gardens, Virginia Lake is an all-year-round attraction, making it one of Whanganui's most popular attractions.

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    • Virginia Lake Reserve, 110 Great N Rd, St Johns Hill, Whanganui
    • 0800 92 64 26
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  • Waimarie Paddle Steamer

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    Salvaged from the bottom of the Whanganui River after 50 years, the Waimarie Paddle Steamer was re-launched in 2000 and is now New Zealand’s only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation. The Waimarie Paddle Steamer cruises as well as the Riverboat Museum make it an iconic symbol of the River City and a significant attraction for locals and visitors.

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  • Bushy Park

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    100 hectare predator-free native bird sanctuary, set amongst one of the few patches of virgin lowland forest, Bushy Park is truly a rainforest paradise. There are 3.4km of metalled or well-formed walking tracks throughout the forest providing easy all-weather access for visitors. Enjoy the company of rare native birds, the farm museum and the lovely historic homestead.

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  • Bason Botanic Gardens

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    Bason Botanic Gardens offers people of all ages fun, entertainment and education. Its numerous indoor and outdoor gardens, bush walks and relaxation areas with free BBQs provide year-round enjoyment.

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  • Sarjeant Gallery

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    The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui is a regional art museum with a collection of international and New Zealand art. There are more than 8,300 artworks in the gallery's collection, spanning 400 years. Initially focused on 19th and early 20th century British and European art but, given the expansive terms of the will of benefactor Henry Sarjeant, the collection now spans 16th century through to 21st century. Among the collections are historic and modern works in all media – on paper, sculptures, pottery, ceramics and glass; bronze works; video art; and paintings by contemporary artists and old masters.

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  • Kai Iwi Beach

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    During the summer you can swim, fish, laze in the sun, go for long walks and pick through the driftwood. It is a great place for a family get-away, and it also has a fantastic children’s playground. Kai Iwi Beach has it all, and has been a favourite with locals and tourists for generations!

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    • Moana Parade, Kai Iwi
    • 0800 92 64 26
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  • Windermere Berry Farm

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    Just a 15 minute drive from our Holiday Park and you can get quality organic strawberries and raspberries at Windermere Berry Farm, well-known for its excellent wine and liqueur. Take a look at the farm store and enjoy a drink at the cafe overlooking the strawberry patch.

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  • Kowhai Park

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    The riverside Kowhai Park has entertained and delighted children over the decades and is one of the top attractions in Whanganui! A must for families with young children and a favourite for all.

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    • Kowhai Park 96 Anzac Parade Whanganui East, Whanganui
    • 0800 92 64 26
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  • Riverland Family Park

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    Located on the eastern banks of the Whanganui River next to Kowhai Park, this amusement park is the prime location for families of all ages to get out doors and have some fun. Activities include go-karts, bumper boats and mini golf.

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  • Gordon Park Scenic Reserve

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    Home to a diversity of birds, Gordon Park Scenic Reserve is located only 15 minutes from our holiday park and offers a small remnant of lowland bush with a 10 to 15 minute walking track between Matai, Kahikatea, Totara, Titoki, Tawa and Kowhai trees.

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    • Kaimatira Road, Whanganui
    • 0800 92 64 26
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  • Victoria Avenue

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    Want to get a true taste of Whanganui? Go for a walk along the main avenue in town, explore the historic buildings, pop into one of the chic cafes or go for a bit of retail therapy into one of the many shops along the street.

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  • Trafalgar Square Shopping Centre

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    Shopping centre with a variety of stores including The Warehouse, Bed Bath & Beyond and Countdown. After a tiring shopping session you can go for a meal at one of the restaurant in the food court.

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    • 100 Taupo Quay , Whanganui
    • 06 348 0314
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  • Canaan Honey Farm

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    This home based Honey Shop is the outcome of 30 years beekeeping. Taste the different flavours of honey gathered from all around Whanganui district. Honey, honey and beeswax skin care creams, stationery and Buzzy Bee range for children fill our shelves. Come to taste, shop and chat!

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    • 176 Mosston Road , Whanganui
    • (06) 345 5350
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  • Ward Observatory

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    The observatory houses the largest unmodified refractor 24cm telescope in use in New Zealand. The observatory was built in 901 and is open for public viewing on Friday evenings from 8pm (winter) or by arrangement with the Astronomical Society.

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    • Cooks Gardens, St Hill Street, Whanganui
    • 06 345 6954
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  • Paloma Gardens

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    Located only 20km from Whanganui at Fordell, this beautifully landscaped private garden offers an exotic collection of plants from Africa, Asia and America. The lovely picnic area with a swimming pond make Paloma Gardens a perfect place for a day trip.

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  • Hylton Park Mountain Bike Track

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    The park is made up of a series of benched single track sections winding through pine and gum trees and linked by 4WD vehicle roads. The tracks form a continuous loop of just over 6km containing a number of short climbs and descents designed to give a good workout.

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    • Hylton Street, Aramoho, Whanganui
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  • South Beach

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    As soon as the tide goes out, South Beach is a 20km stretch of sand, excellent for a day's picnic and the sound of waves. All terrain and off road tracks behind the dunes are amazing!

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    • South Beach, Whanganui
    • 0800 92 64 26
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  • Ashley Park

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    Ashley Park is a 500 acre farm which has been developed for local and overseas tourists and is ideal for school, social groups and backpackers.

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  • Mosquito Point

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    A popular starting point for your kayak adventure along the Whanganui River, Mosquito Point is a favourite place to be in the summer! Located 5km up the river from our Holiday Park, we can drop you off and you can kayak back to us! There is also ample parking, a small beach, and a large swing out over river.

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    • 397 Papaiti Road, Papaiti, Manawatu-Whanganui
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  • MABLE: The number 12 tram

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    Did you know that Wanganui was the first provincial town to have a tramway? In 2014, after many years of volunteer hard work, “Mable”, the No. 12 vintage electric tram celebrated its first public outing on the riverbank of Whanganui, over a century after being built.

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    • 27 Taupo Quay, Whanganui
    • 06 345 7034
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  • North Mole

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    Wanganui North Mole is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consistent surf and can work at any time of the year.

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    • Morgan Street , Wanganui-Manawatu
    • 06-345 5555
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