A DAY or TWO more...

Stay a little longer in one of our unique rural or city locations.

The Flying Fox offers glamping, cottage accommodation and camping in a unique setting on the banks of the Whanganui River surrounded by the National Park. Click here to find out more about a special offer for NZ Grassland Association conference participants.

Braemar House, right in the heart of Whanganui, is offering a very special price for B&B accommodation. Seven rooms are available at $100.00 per night including breakfast. Stay and play! Find out more!

151 on London accommodation located at the base of St Johns Hill welcomes Entomological Society delegates free passes to the nearby Splash Centre for your morning exercise.

Pakira Farmstay Enjoy a truly relaxing, stress free getaway on a large New Zealand privately owned sheep and cattle farm just 35 minutes out of Whanganui. 

SHOP and TOUR 

Whanganui has some great shopping and touring opportunities; here are just a sample for a day or two.  

Whanganui River Traders and Farmers Market offers a great Saturday morning experience. Take a tour with the market organisers to find out more about the produce and process. 

A special taonga (treasure) in Whanganui is the St Paul's Memorial Church in Putiki.

Take a self guided tour through Whanganui's amazing art galleries.

Whanganui is famed for it's vintage car enthusiasts. Make a visit to Boyd's Autobarn - it's a treasure! Bookings must be made in advance. Contact Ed Boyd on 027 249 4686. 

Whanganui has array of outdoor options, take some time to re-charge! Our Walkways and Cycling Guide will give you the whole picture.

New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao Have you ever wanted to give glass blowing a try? Take a one-on one half hour workshop to create your own glass paperweight! Book a place for the 14th of April workshops : 06-927 6803.

A stroll around Virginia lake Rotokawau Reserve is a must when you visit Whanganui. Call in to the Funky Duck Cafe for a free coffee or other hot drink, just show proof of attendance at the Grassland Conference, it's that easy!

Want a fresh perspective? Take a ride in the Durie Hill Elevator and climb the tower - the view is fine!

Bason Botanic Gardens offers acres to explore - plus try your hand at Frisby Golf! there are, of course, other gardens to explore!