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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious Cronus and slices! The pies are great too! Only open until 12.30 on Saturday. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Iconic views of the River, the bridge and the mountains and if you are very lucky the paddle-steamer Waimarie ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Hikurangi StayPlace is our alternative accommodation venue Queen and twin rooms with ensuites Bunk room with shared facilities Free wi-fi, laundry and parking www.stayplace.co.nz Phone (6) 343.3333”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“The Whanganui East shopping area is the closest place to get the basics: a pharmacy, small grocery (4-Square), bakery, post shop, fish & chip & Chinese takeaway, dairy, liquor store, etc. The Wanganui East Bakery and Cafe is a typical kiwi lunch spot with mince pies, sandwiches and other cabinet food as well as a cooked breakfast menu. It is nearby, inexpensive, clean & friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Basic stationary needs, magazines, books, greeting cards, gifts, toys, post shop and lotto all in one.”
  • 1 local recommends
Theme Park
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“This is the closest grocery store, a 10 minute walk, couple of minutes in the car. Just head back towards town and you will see it on your right.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Parking
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
  • 1 local recommends