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Best things to do in Whanganui

Bar
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“Beautiful alpine style conditioned Restaurant & Bar. Highly recommended for Sports night.”
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Burger Joint
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“Best hamburgers, ever. Seriously. Also great Eggs benedict, 7 types available. 5 different types of fries. Food styles from all over the world. Do not miss this one. They also have quiz nights and cocktail nights so be sure to check the schedule when you arrive. Menu is in the brochure book on the dining table.”
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Lake
“The walk around this lake is easy and picturesque providing many opportunities for stunning photos. Take a picnic to enjoy under the trees in summer as it is so peaceful and beautiful. The winter gardens are worth a visit year round.”
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Café
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“The food is clean and delicious, it's our favourite place to eat in Ohakune - go on give it a try!”
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Restaurant
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“In my opinion, the best dining restaurant in town. Great and well priced food. Great for kids too! With a kids corner full of toys and good kids menu.”
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Store
“These guys will look after you and know the mountain/area and their gear better than anyone else. ”
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Art Gallery
“Wanganui is renowned for its thriving arts scene. The Sarjeant on the Quay is the temporary home of the Sarjeant Gallery while it undergoes a massive refurbishment. There are many art galleries in our city.”
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Park
“A lovely park full of trees, botanic gardens across the road. Dog friendly at the South end of Kowhai Park. Flintsone Park is also here.”
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Bar
“This is a great restaurant to visit that serves large portions and plenty of variety. It is recommended to book a table before going.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Pak N Save next door and New World across from both Pak n Save and Countdown”
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Cafe
“Local cafe serving locally roasted Volcano coffee and great food with a relaxing atmosphere.”
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Historic Site
“The Durie Hill Elevator celebrated it's 100th year recently. It is an absolute must see. Take the steps up and then make your way back down with the elevator. The views from up there are incredible and completely worth it. The cost is $2 per person per ride”
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Art Gallery
“Great to watch classes of people making glass art and beautiful local glass sculpture”
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Clothing Store
“Vertigo Climbing Centre Ohakune Welcome to Ohakune's latest indoor, all -weather attraction, a new generation climbing centre. Comprising of two new generation climbing areas, we have crammed in a whole lot of action and thrills into our purpose built climbing centre”
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Museum
“Currently under earthquake strengthening, this building is magnificent, right next to the Public Library. The Museum has transferred some pieces to Somme Parade Museum opposite ISite.”
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Café
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“Great coffee, great atmosphere, near to the beach. Awesome burgers, and the fries are huge!”
9local recommendations