Wanganui is a wonderful place, full of activities and things to do. The Sarjeant Gallery, Waimarie paddlesteamer, Wanganui Museum, parks, fishing, sport, and entertainment it's all here. It's so central.
Wanganui is a special place in winter and a great point from which to explore the Whanganui River, Mt Taranaki and New Plymouth, Wellington, the Kapiti Coast, the Tongariro National Park and enjoy some snow filled fun on the Skifields on Mount Ruapehu. All are within hours drive. Day trips from Wanganui are easy, many people choose Wanganui as a base.
You really need to be here.