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Discover the Hidden Whanganui

Take a guided walking tour of the city and find out about our unique heritage.

Saturday and Sunday Tours

Departs at 10am and 2pm. Enquire if you would like to arrange a tour at another time.

All Fitness Levels Catered For

Tours last from 90 minutes to 2 hours, and are suitable for young and old. 

Discover Our Rich Past

Visit Queen’s Park, Rutland Stockade, Peace Sculpture, Sarjent Art Gallery, Moutoa Gardens and many others

Whanganui’s History  is Rich, Exciting & Surprising…

and you can discover it all in approximately 90 minutes with our

Guided Walking Tours

Just $10 per person

Guided Tours by Local Volunteers

What could be more enjoyable than learning about Whanganui’s unique history from a friendly local?

Tour the historic CBD  and the notorious Queens Park, now a recreational centre but once the home of the Rutland Stockade – an early colonial military barracks.

Hear some hilarious local anecdotes and historic stories of intrigue all within the confines of Whanganui’s compact yet beautiful CBD.

If you’re visiting from overseas,
There are buildings and sights that will please,
There is so much to do,
You won’t have to queue,
And the walking is really a breeze.

If you’re a local, take the chance, do not pause,
To hear more of this city of yours,
Hear stories of old,
Let history unfold,
Be guided on one of our tours.

Surprises are more than a few,
Did you know that we once had a zoo?
The Red Lion burnt down,
Mark Twain was in town,
He would really have liked our tours too.