Whanganui River & Heritage Homes


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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.  

DAY TWO                                                            B, L, D  

This morning will be spent cruising the Whanganui River in the faithfully restored heritage vessel the Waimarie Paddle Steamer. Salvaged from the bottom of the Whanganui River where she sat for around 50 years, the Waimarie Paddle Steamer was restored to her former glory and re-launched in 2000 to make her New Zealand’s only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation. We’ll enjoy a yummy lunch on board and after this we will make our way back to the thriving metropolis of Whanganui. To end the day, taking the opportunity to view Pretty Virginia Park, then head back to our Hotel.  

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.  

DAY FOUR                                                          B, L, D 

Today heading home via the Whanganui River Road, we are joined by a new guide with an 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 to National Park for our last night together at the Chateau Tongariro.  

DAY FIVE                                                            B 

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


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