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I am the river, the river is me
E rere kau mai te Āwanui, Mai i te Kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au.
Whanganui has been a welcoming place to travellers for generations, and there are still plenty of places where you can experience our tradition of hospitality.
Right in the heart of the city, the Rutland Arms Inn has been offering a bed and warm meal to travelers since 1849. The historic hotel has kept up its atmosphere of luxurious elegance.
The Bushy Park Homestead is dedicated to preserving its Edwardian charm, and you’ll find beautiful wood paneling, open fireplaces, bay windows and antique furniture feature throughout the welcoming B&B.
This one’s for the transportation history lovers: the Signal Box is a restored railway signal box, first out into operate in 1911. It was disestablished in 1986 and relocated to its current site. It’s been given a very stylish update and now looks over the Whanganui River.
Old-world charm comes together with modern comforts at this beloved B&B based in a gorgeous 1910/11 villa, with beautifully updated rooms and furnishing.
This 1880s homestead is now a Bed & Breakfast. Guests are encouraged to explore the gardens and orchard at this tranquil rural setting.
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For expert local advice or further help on your stay, contact our Whanganui i-SITE visitor centre or browse our guides on Where to stay.
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