Whanganui River & Heritage Homes 2019


Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation, All Tours, Meals as listed


Friday November 29th DAY ONE.                       D                     

Today we will be heading down the line to Whanganui a wonderful heritage town of New Zealand, we’ll journey through the central plateau stopping for morning tea and lunch along the way there’s no rush so we’ll take our time and enjoy the scenery.

Saturday November 30th DAY TWO.                  B, L, D

This morning will be spent cruising the Whanganui River in the faithfully restored heritage vessel the M.V. Wairua. The Motor Vessel Wairua has a unique form of propulsion that is known as tunnel drive or raised propeller boat. This enabled the Motor Vessel Wairua to work in very shallow water. This is one of the original passenger vessels on the Whanganui River. We’ll stop along the way for a yummy lunch at a local café in Upokongaro, after this we will make our way back to the thriving metropolis of Whanganui. To end the day, we’ll take the opportunity to view Pretty Virginia Park and then head back to our Hotel.

Sunday December 1st DAY THREE                    B, L, D

For our tour of Whanganui, we’ll be looking at some of the iconic and historic homes of the region with our local tour guide John Vickers. John is a fifth-generation New Zealander with a lifetime interest in New Zealand Heritage. The homesteads are from the 1870-1915 period and are fine examples of their type nestled in beautiful settings. We’ll enjoy a catered lunch along the way. This will be an informative inspiring day out.

Monday December 2nd DAY FOUR.                  B, L, D

Today heading home via the Whanganui River Road, we are joined by a new guide with extensive knowledge of the river and the history it is steeped in. Our stops will include Aramoana, Koriniti. A stop at Jerusalem for lunch and tour of the church will be a highlight. From here we’ll travel to Pipiriki, following onto Raetihi, then heading into National Park for our last nights’ Accommodation.

Tuesday December 3rd DAY FIVE                      B

Today we will be making our way back to Tauranga stopping for lunch along the way.

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