Whanganui Tourism, New Zealand

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Whanganui (/ˈhwɒŋənuːi/; Māori: [ɸaŋanui]), also spelt Wanganui, is a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The Whanganui River, New Zealand's longest navigable waterway, runs from Mount Tongariro to the sea. Whanganui is part of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Like several New Zealand centres, it was officially designated a city until administrative reorganisation in 1989, and is now run by a District Council. Although called Wanganui from 1854, the New Zealand Geographic Board recommended that the name be changed to "Whanganui", and the government decided in December 2009 that, while either spelling was acceptable, Crown agencies would use the Whanganui spelling.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Whanganui, which is a city in New Zealand. Whanganui is located at a short trip away from Wellington a major city in New Zealand. Take a short trip from Whanganui and set some time aside to explore the Wellington. Dotted with places like Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Cable Car, Wellington Botanical Garden; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Whanganui, you'll have to take a flight to Wellington; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Whanganui*

  • Whanganui: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Whanganui for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Whanganui.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Whanganui - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Whanganui

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Whanganui

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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