The Whanganui National Park is a national park located in the North Island of New Zealand. Established in 1986, it covers an area of 742 km² bordering the Whanganui River.
There are some great Tracks to explore while in the park.
The Matemateaonga Track is a 4 day hike one way and follows an old Maori trail. At the end you can take the jet across the river to get back.
The Atene Skyline Track requires uphill hiking but the skyline views make this track worth the effort.
The Bridge to Nowhere Walk covers the Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka valleys with the historic bridge, grassy flats and old chimneys. There’s an interesting story behind the bridge too. It was built in the 1930’s to provide access to the Mangapurua Valley Soldiers Settlement but by the time it was finished, the dwellers had departed that area.
Staying overnight in Whanganui? Book your acommodation now.
Editorial by Holly Roberts