Whanganui National Park

Whanganui National Park

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VISIT Whanganui National Park:

Park Details

Whanganui National Park was established in 1986, and has a total area of 183,327 acres (286 square miles, or 742 square kilometers).

Address 34-36 Taupo Quay, Whanganui, North Island, 4500
Entrance FeeFree
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Whanganui National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Whanganui National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Whanganui National Park are January, February, March & April.

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Avg Temp707067635854535457606367
Max Temp777774706560596064687175
Avg Temp565654514845444446485054
Min Temp454543403835353435373943
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Whanganui National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Whanganui National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Whanganui National Park.

Tongariro National Park59 km
Abel Tasman National Park59 km
Egmont National Park73 km
Kahurangi National Park286 km
Nelson Lakes National Park353 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Whanganui National Park:

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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Whanganui National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Whanganui National Park.

Wellington International AirportWLGWellington, 228 km
Auckland International AirportAKLAuckland, 253 km
Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 508 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Whanganui National Park.

New Plymouth AirportNPLNew Plymouth, 70 km
Wanganui AirportWAGWanganui, 76 km
Taupo AirportTUOTaupo, 117 km
Palmerston North AirportPMR, 130 km
Hamilton International AirportHLZHamilton, 161 km
Hawke's Bay AirportNPENapier, 169 km
Rotorua Regional AirportROTRotorua, 178 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.