Whanganui is located on the west coast of New Zealand, along the Whanganui River. Only 200 kilometers (124 miles) away from Wellington, this town can offer a welcome respite from the big city for locals, or a delightful vacation spot well off the beaten path for visitors. The surrounding area is renowned for its natural beauty and plenty of outdoor recreation is available such as canoeing, fishing, jet boating or taking advantage of the recently opened cycling trail that leads inland to the mountains, from the ocean. Specific outdoor attractions include the Bushy Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Virginia Lake and Kowhai Park. Get to know more about the local history and culture by also visiting the Whanganui River Traders Market which is open every Saturday morning, checking out the local art at the Sarjeant Gallery and the Whanganui Regional Museum. To learn more about Airbnb vacation rentals in Whanganui, continue reading!
This homey guest suite is only 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) from the city center and a quick 20-minute walk away from the river promenade as well as Kowhai Park. A homemade breakfast adds a thoughtful touch to your stay. Five guests are welcome to stay in this two-bedroom home, which also includes access to a lounge, stocked kitchen, family library and outdoor garden. Step outside to enjoy the swinging seat, hammock, and orchard. Additional amenities include WiFi and laundry facilities.
Lovely Apartment incl. BreakfastWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewswe had a great stay good wifi connection and good cooking facilities/amenitiesthe breakfast was amazing and we enjoyed everything (great amenities )my husband is a devoted fan of jane's bakingloved the fresh flowers in the rooms and the freshly made quince jellyspacious comfy and cosy space with two bedrooms generous bathroom (shub/shower) library fully-equipped kitchen fridge sink dishwasherit is clean and well keptvery clean comfortable and welcomingjanes place was lovely and cleanthe apartment was very spacious clean and had everything we neededour bed was cosy the linen lovely and clean - we slept well during our 3 night stay
Host:they are very lovely and attentive hoststhe hosts are really friendly and helpfullovely host her went out of her way to accommodate our large vaneverything you could want wonderful hostswonderful spot with lovely thoughtful touches from our hostRead more reviewssuper convenient location and immaculate gardenvery interesting place to staybeautiful yard and locationthe place is near to a beautiful park with a great children's playgroundthis is such a lovely place to stay central to everything yet surrounded by bush and beauty
Two guests can sleep in this modest but cozy cabin. The accommodation includes a private bathroom, lounge, and kitchenette which are all equipped for your needs, including a complimentary continental breakfast for your stay. The beach and local golf course are a short stroll away and it is just a 12-minute drive into town. Previous guests have praised the tidiness of the space and hospitality of the host.
Longbeach Lodge WanganuiWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsextra touches made it a very enjoyable stay ie toiletries chocolates on arrival breakfast suppliesthe apartment has great amenities- so we had a very relaxing timealso they had a good selection of breakfast--cereals eggs milk oj bread etcgreat shower great location and spectacular views of the night sky on a clear nightthis is a lovely unit with a very spacious open plan living area and bedroom and bathroomvery clean and tidymodern very clean and comfortablethe unit was exceptionally clean and brightclean warm comfortable and peacefulspacious exceptionally clean and high standard accommodation
Host:quick response and very hospitable and caring hostsmarius was very friendly alsolovely hosts and very helpfula wonderful host and an exceptional venuebeautiful place sparkling clen and wonderful hostsRead more reviewscool location with beach trails nearbygreat place close to the beachthe location is perfect too nice and quiet and close to the beachthe location is perfect to watch the sunset at the beachamazing location across from the beach
Only a 30-minute walk away from Kowhai Park and Wanganui Town Center, eight guests can be accommodated in the two bedrooms with five beds. The recently renovated interior includes polished floorboards and high ceilings. The tastefully modern décor will make you feel right at home. If you fancy afternoon tea in the garden, you’re invited to take advantage of the outdoor space as much as you’d like. Local bus transportation is a few minutes’ walk away, as is the riverside.
Self-contained apartmentWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewswe were glad of the electric blankets on the beds and extra blankets that were availablekids loved the included wifihowever we appreciated terry's prompt responses the fast internet and comfortable bedliked the cozy feeling of the wood paneled room with the gas heater making it the place to gatherexcellent bathroom and kitchenclean comfortable and homelyit was sparkling clean and oozed old world charmvery comfortable and cleanvery clean with everything you need for a safe and comfortable stayeasy check in and the apartment was clean and tidy
Host:host was very helpful highly recommendedterry’s a great hostpleasant social spaces comfortable lovely trees all around easy going & helpful hoststhe host is easy to deal with and very accommodatingour kind host terry greeted us on arrivalRead more reviewsgood neighbourhood nice and close to towngreat stay in good locationclose to kowhai park which is great for the kidsit's a beautiful house and close to kowhai park for the kidsit’s an easy 30 minute walk into town
Notable for its authentic mid-century styling and warm interior, this self-contained, two-bedroom suite will provide a welcome retreat after a day of exploring the town and surrounding countryside. Up to four guests can enjoy the large windows, spacious rooms and a leafy garden, which really maximize the space. Within walking distance are attractions such as Virginia Lake (five minutes), the Wetlands, and city center (30 minutes). For history buffs, this house was built by the Hatrick family, who was responsible for pioneering riverboat transportation in the area.
Mid Century Retreat, Self-Cont- 2brWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe views from the bedroom and kitchen were lovely and coordinating access to the house was a breezebeautiful house with spectacular views from each rooms absolutely outstanding thank you for our stayinga comfortable stylish home thoughtfully furnished lots of great art by local artists and with lovely viewsa large beautifully appointed spacious apartment with fabulous art on the wallslots of space comfortable beds and great showercomfortable beds linen clean and freshvery clean and good value-for-moneyeverything was perfect from the communication to the cleanliness and facilitieskitchen and bathroom are clean and provide enough equipmentsterrific place i've stayed several times and it's always the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort all round
Host:thanks for being a great hostvery welcoming and passionate hostgreat space great host highly recommendedliteral super host and a beautiful curated spacenice outside area and can tell the owner is passionate about the interiorRead more reviewsgreat location only a short distance from the townnice house in a great locationclose to town and shops and walking distance to stunning lake victoriavery close to virginia gardens that are lovely but a longish walk into downtownvery good location central to ever where quiet an very comfortable spot on
Looking to beat the heat? This home is a great option since it includes access to an outdoor pool. Two guests can be accommodated here, in the one bedroom and bath house. There is plenty of natural light indoors, and space outdoors for barbecuing. You will also be centrally located, directly across the street from the Kowhai Park Playground and minutes away from the riverwalk and other fun activities such as mini golf and go-carts.
Pool House - Summer FunWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsupstairs is the super comfortable bed with a set of drawers mirror and a rocking chairanother fab stay the heaters and electric blanket were an extra bonusgood shower with shampoo and body washgood heating bathroom and kitchenette - perfect for a couplegreat spot bed upstairs and kitchenette/bathroom downstairsbeautiful place clean and tidyclean comfortable and excellent valueeverything is very cleanwe did not use the pool but it was sparkling clean and very enticinggood clean space with a very comfortable bed
Host:great host as welllovely place and lovely hostvery kind and welcoming hostvery friendly host thea who was more than happy to helpthea was a friendly hostRead more reviewsperfect location for an easy trip in to central whanganuigreat location and excellent valuethe location was within walking distance from town and right across from nice river walkway and parkgood value and perfect location for megreat location across from the park and such good value
Ideal for large families or corporate retreats, this quaint home can sleep up to eight guests. Located around the corner for convenience stores, local restaurants, and the Whanganui River, you’ll never have to look far for your needs. The main bedroom includes an en-suite facility and there’s also a combined lounge/dining area that is great for big groups. Previous guests speak highly of the easy check-in experience and central location.
CHARMAE GUEST HOUSE ( Large Home, Sleeps 10 + 2 )Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe house was just as we expected with lots of space and a lovely comfortable bedallan and his wife were welcoming and helpful even catering to our daughter's food-allergy requirements for breakfastwe purchased food for our bbq which was held in a comfortable sheltered yardthe house is comfortable and tastefully furnishedthe house is so comfortable with absolutely everything you needvery clean with plenty of towels etcamazingly clean comfortable and spaciousa lovely clean home with all requirementsvery comfortable and clean good valuebeds were comfortable shower pressure was good and the whole place was really clean and tidy
Host:allan was the perfect hostnice tidy house host were very helpfulowners are lovely and easy to communicate withvery friendly & welcoming hostthe hosts were amazing and so very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location for our family get togethernice and central to wanganui towna beautiful place ideal for a family breakaway close to cbd and major roadsgreat location and had everything we neededthe place was in a great location and really well equipped
Polished wooden floors, high ceilings and a sweeping view of the surrounding hills, make this home an elegant and affordable accommodation. The three bedrooms and one bath can accommodate up to six guests. You are welcome to enjoy the spacious sitting area, fully stocked kitchen, and the indoor fireplace. Additional conveniences such as a garage for parking makes this a great option If you’re lucky, you might be able to see Mt Taranaki from the deck. Situated under the Bastia Hill Tower, this quiet neighborhood is in close proximity to local cafés, bars, and art galleries. Other attractions nearby include Bushy Park, the Waimarie or Kowhai Park.
1960's Architectural GemWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable and warm and all the kitchenware we neededmy stay at brian and nigel’s place was very comfortablegreat views good sized rooms and well setupcomfortable spacious cottage on a raised position near water tower with view of the citycomfortable beds warm home lovely firevery clean and welcomingloved the fire it was warm and cleanthe house was warm and very stylish and extremely cleanthe house is clean and warm with fantastic viewscomfortable and stylish super clean with an amazing view
Host:the hosts responded quickly to any requests and it was a pleasure to come back to each dayeverything was provided and with thoughtful hosts we would highly recommend a staylovely house hosts are great to deal with and very quick to replyit's the kind of home i wish i ownedwe escalated a very minor concern late on a thursday evening and they were extremely responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location for enjoying the areaa good quiet location to be able to explorea beautiful house in a great location loved our stay and hope to come back againthis holiday home was close to all activities in whanganui and suited us perfectlythis is a special house very well furnished and set up in a lovely location
This no-frills apartment is a budget-friendly and hospitable place to lay your head for a few nights. The two bedrooms and one bath can sleep three guests. Amenities such as AC, a private library, and WiFi provide added convenience. You will be very close to the city center where you can find a variety of restaurants, supermarkets, and a cinema. Also nearby is the Whanganui River and Whanganui Regional Museum.
Wicksteed apartmentWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsit is in a perfect location and the set-up (furnishings decor layout) is very attractive and comfortableit was very comfortable with a lot of character and plenty of spacevery comfy bed & pillows plus a lovely & interesting set of rooms used for the air bnbvery old house but plenty of heating so warm and comfortableimpeccably clean accomodation with character and very comfortablevery clean and comfortable with everything you needa very clean and tidy place to stay with a homely vibeso clean and tidy and cozythe apartment is warm comfortable and very clean with everything we needed provided
Host:david is a very thoughtful hostlovely host and a fantastic placedavid and jillian are very welcoming and helpful hostsjillian and david are lovely people and excellent hostsit was perfect and our hosts were really lovely y tooRead more reviewsloved our stay - great location within walking distance to everythinggreat location and a beautifully maintained villaperfect location walking distance to town but extremely quiet areathis apartment was ideal for our colleague nice and close to town & shopsgreat place to stay at very central and close to everything
Stay in a lovely cottage conveniently located in the quiet part of Whanganui, but just close by to the city center. The property is 3 km (1.86 miles) from the supermarket and just a 12-minute walk to the main beach. The flat is big enough for three guests, sunlit and best for small friend groups and families, who can sleep comfortably on a queen-sized bed and a single bed. They also have access to heating, hot water, and bathroom essentials in a fully functioning bathroom. Wifi access is up for continuous use throughout the stay, with free parking on the premises for those who drove up. The property is also child-friendly for those coming with kids, with amenities like children’s books and tours, travel cribs, and room darkening shades for parents’ convenience. Take the opportunity to stay at this lovely flat with a scenic view of Mt. Ruapehu which you can enjoy from dusk till dawn.
Cute little Beach Bach - Big Back DeckWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsnicely furnished and all necessary kitchen utensilsa comfortable home and great deckcomfortable house (with back deck and garden) with everything you might needit's a great batch with really good size rooms and back deckgreat place accurate pictures etcexcellent value for money especially if you’re not interested in tvvery clean private and peacefulclean and tidy placegood value clean and very spaciousit was reminiscent of the old kiwi bach simple laid back clean and had everything we neededthe backyard was very cozy and private the house was clean
Host:the hosts are greathosts were great place was perfect highly recommendedthoughtful hosts everything you need at your fingertipsgreat value and very accommodating ownersa wonderful little bach with a wonderful host that is very easy to communicate withRead more reviewsa great location to relaxwalking distance to beach and a brilliant cafevery cute accomodation great place to relaxeasy to get to town and a short walk to the beachbeautiful house very close to the beach would recommend
Modern lighting, floor to ceiling windows and contemporary décor make this simple one-bedroom apartment a stellar alternative to your cookie-cutter hotel room. Enjoy a cozy, warm space that offers views of the river. Paths along the river are literally just a few steps away from the door and offer great opportunities for exercise or exploring the town. Local dining options, studios, and cafés are a short walk away, as are interesting historical sites.
The LightsWhanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe shower and amenities were awesomevery comfortable flat with great views and all the amenities you needgreat location with river view very comfortable furnishings well stocked kitchen and breakfast foods were nicethis is a nice apartment huge and spacious with nice view on the riverlots of space with a huge tv and access to netflixlovely clean apartment with crisp fresh sheetsevery thing was clean and annette's communication was spot onthe place was clean warm and cozyeverything on offer was cleanvery spacious and clean and has everything you could ever want
Host:anette was a very good hostlovely host and wonderful local experienceannette is a great host & offered loads of local informationit has all you could ever need and annette was a wonderful host and was very invitingannette was really helpful sending through local tips before our stayRead more reviewsgreat location 5 mins walk to main streetwonderful location and apartmenta great locationfantastic location and great valueideal location right on the whanganui river and close enough to walk to city center
This breathtaking villa is perfect for larger families or groups as it sleeps five guests comfortably. Enjoy the sunset or a morning cup of coffee on one of the beautiful terraces that offer views of the surrounding gardens. Breakfast is complimentary during your stay and additional features such as TV, WiFi, laundry and even baby-grand piano are available for your convenience. Nearby attractions include the Waimarie, an original coal-fired paddle steamer, a glass making studio, cafés and the Saturday market. If you come during the winter months, skiing options on Mt. Ruapehu are only an hour and a half away.
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Whether you are in the area for business or pleasure, these vacation rentals will make you feel right at home. The proximity to local historical sites and outdoor activities can’t be missed. You’ll be sure to enjoy the hospitality of Whanganui and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding this special town.
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