Fly to Wanganui

Nestled at the mouth of the Whanganui River, in Wanganui you'll be able to enjoy exploring a vibrant pre-European M ori settlement and the Wanganui River catchment. After you fly to Wanganui, New Zealand, you can walk throughout the city and view the heritage buildings that span multiple eras, visit the numerous art galleries to see artwork from local artists or go shopping at Trafalgar Square.


Take a trip to the Wanganui River to capture the views of downtown Wanganui or go for a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks. At Kowhai Park, you can walk through the bamboo forest, go fishing in the river or let your kids play in the park. The Sarjeant Gallery features rotating art exhibits, while the Whanganui Regional Museum is the place to go to learn about New Zealand history. Victoria Avenue in downtown Wanganui is a popular area for visitors and locals to shop and dine.

Hints and tips

Wanganui Airport (WAG) is less than three miles from the center of the city, which makes it easy to reach your final destination after you fly to Wanganui. During summer, the temperature sits around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas in winter it is slightly higher at around 65 degrees. There are a number of festivals that occur throughout the year, such as the Festival of Cultures and the Glass Festival.


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