Whanganui River

Ta Awa o Whanganui, the Whanganui River runs from the the slopes of Mount Tongariro on New Zealand’s central plateau, through the town of Wanganui (both spellings are used) with its historic waterfront, and flows out into the Tasman Sea  that sits between New Zealand and Australia.

There are riverboat cruises on a restored vintage paddle steamer, and you can walk along the river’s expansive banks taking in the slow moving presence of this great body of water.

If you are into classical music – it reminds us mostly of ‘The Housatonic at Stockbridge’ by American composer Charles Ives.

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  1. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    April 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

    how cool is that? Very very nice


  2. Keisha

    April 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

    What a neat photo!


  3. Nerissa's Life

    April 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Looks super pretty. Bet it’s a really nice place for relaxin’ on one of those riverboats.



  4. meowmeowmans

    April 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    What a big, beautiful river! How neat that you mentioned Charles Ives’ “The Housatonic at Stockbridge.” That is in our state (Connecticut), and we have been there many times. 🙂


  5. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    April 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    That looks really scenic!


  6. Ann Staub

    April 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Sounds like a nice place to visit! Interesting name too.


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