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Enjoy Wanganui - where ‘Discovery is the Adventure’...
The Wanganui region features powerful landscapes of rivers, mountain ranges, majestic coastlines, rolling pastures, rugged hill country and native forest. Easily accessible from Wellington, TaranakiHawke's Bay and the central North Island, Wanganui is the ideal destination for your New Zealand conference or convention.

Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Wanganui is a beautiful river city. Your Wanganui conference delegates will love exploring the town, which is well known for its heritage and arts. Wanganui is particularly rich in both Maori and European history.

Arrive a few days before your Wanganui conference and explore! It's less than two hours from the ski fields, where you can spend hours on the powdery slopes. Wanganui is also just over a 30 minute flight or 2½ hour drive from Wellington and a 50 minute flight from Auckland. Explore the major cities that are oh-so-close and venture back for the start of your Wanganui conference.


Vibrant Arts Community
Wanganui has a vibrant and talented arts community nurtured by two iconic art education facilities in Whanganui UCOL’s Quay School of the Arts and the Wanganui Glass School, the only place in New Zealand where full-time study of glass is an option. In addition, there is the acclaimed Whanganui Regional Museum, the highly renowned Sargeant Art Gallery and the Royal Wanganui Opera House. Incorporate a visit to one of these centres as part of your Wanganui conference or meeting.


Scenic Wonders
Wanganui is home to beautiful parks, gardens and superb sporting facilities and hosts such iconic events as the Boxing Day Cemetery Circuit and the Festival of Glass, amongst others. Organise your Wanganui conference around one of these events or hold team building events in one of the beautiful parks along the river.

The Whanganui River Road is one of New Zealand’s most scenic driving routes, with a real richness of both cultural and natural heritage. The Whanganui River is New Zealand’s longest navigable river and offers Wanganui conference members the opportunity to participate in a remote and adventurous journey of discovery and understanding.

Cruise, jet boat or paddle the Whanganui River or create the ultimate bonding experience with a walk through the Whanganui National Park. Marvel at the history of the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ or experience traditional marae accommodation and the chance to share traditional korero (stories) and taonga (treasures). Wanganui is a great incentive travel destination. Your employees will love the feeling of freedom Wanganui offers.


Close to Tongariro National Park
Wanganui’s neighbouring regions of Ruapehu, Rangitikei and Taranaki are all rich in natural beauty, with landmarks and attractions in close proximity to Wanganui. The Tongariro National Park which features Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, along with one of New Zealand’s best one day walks, the Tongariro Crossing, is listed as a Dual World Heritage Area. With all of this and more, make the choice to send your employees to Wanganui for an incentive adventure to remember.

If you would like to organise a Wanganui conference, event or incentive travel, search for venues, accommodation and services in Wanganui now, or let us do the research for you - contact the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Call Centre.
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