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Gay Wanganui

Wanganui, North Island
New Zealand

Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand.
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Largely undiscovered to most New Zealanders and international visitors, Wanganui is a thriving and vibrant city, holding true to steadfast values in a modern era. The river, nature, heritage, arts, culture and sport are the cornerstones of its community. Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Wanganui is a beautiful river city, famous for its heritage and the arts . The Wanganui River runs through Wanganui and forms the core of this gorgeous district.
Wanganui offers a wide selection of gay and ‘gay friendly’ accommodation options to suit every gay and lesbian traveler’s needs and budget ranging from holiday parks and backpackers to first class motels and hotels. For those wanting to stay in the more intimate environment of a guesthouse or hosted accommodation there are any number of home stays and farm stays from which to choose.
The Wanganui District has a strong background of both Maori and European history and culture. The town has many historic buildings, preserved from the early days of European settlement, along with beautiful parks and gardens. The Wanganui National Park features a step back in time to beautiful, untouched bush, magnificent views and exotic wildlife.
In the early 1900s, visitors called the Wanganui River the 'Rhine of New Zealand' because it is the longest navigable river in the country, with 239 rapids and stunning bush scenery. There are many ways to explore the Wanganui River - by jet boat, kayak, canoe, raft, paddle steamer, or on the end of a fly-fishing rod.
You can also follow the trail to the mysterious 'Bridge to Nowhere', built across the Mangapurua Gorge to give access to an isolated settlement that was finally abandoned in 1942. Now only the 'Bridge to Nowhere' remains.
The main street of Wanganui, Victoria Avenue, emphasises the outstanding architecture of the Edwardian and Victorian eras. The central city shopping area has been revitalised in keeping with the early style of the city. Today it has paving brick paths, trees, kerb-side gardens and street lamps and furniture based on the original architectural designs. Wanganui also has a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés serving everything from fine New Zealand cuisine to café fare and casual dining. The town has it all - specialty shops, an art deco cinema and an English-style pub all add to the attraction of Wanganui.
There’s plenty to see and do, it all depends on your mood and energy. To get a feel on what’s on offer, you can experience the views from the top of the Durie Hill Tower or admire the historic buildings on a heritage walk around the city.
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, then visit Virginia Lake and the Winter Gardens, climb the Veteran Steps and stroll around the cherished Queens Park, or visit the spectacular grounds and gardens at Bason Botanical Gardens.

If art’s your thing, you shouldn’t miss the internationally renowned Sarjeant Gallery, or Visit Wanganui Artists and Glass Artists work. The Whanganui Regional Museum is a great place to stroll though and absorb the regions history and culture.

For a leisurely few hours, take a trip on the beautifully restored paddle steamer, the PS Waimarie, or enjoy the sights and history on a Whanganui River Road tour. A two to three hour coastal walk along the black sand beach from Castlecliff Beach to Kai Iwi Beach is a great way to recharge your batteries.

For the more energetic, a round of golf on the Belmont, Castlecliff or Tawhero courses is a great way to spend a few hours. For the adrenaline enthusiasts take a jet boat through the region's most identifiable natural icon, the formidable Manawatu Gorge will hit the spot. You can also throw yourself out of plane and off bridge, ascend walls and rocks, or descend into caves, saddle up for an overnight horse trek, tackle the terr

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