Whanganui Heritage Month

Celebrate our heritage and connect with our rich history and enjoy tours, seminars, exhibitions and cultural events.

October, 2022


*Please note: Whanganui Heritage Month 2021 has been deferred due to Covid-19 Alert Level changes


Join us for Whanganui Heritage Month to celebrate our region’s rich heritage going back to the mid 1800s with a special transport focus. A few exciting highlights include an opening weekend Heritage Market by Whanganui River and a full weekend of events mid-month, including a heritage transport parade and park-up. With over 35 events throughout September, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Held for the first time in 2019, Whanganui Heritage Month is a celebration of Whanganui’s built heritage. Whanganui has one of New Zealand’s highest concentrations of intact heritage buildings, and they give our city a unique character. There are also a number of Māori sites of significance including St Paul’s Memorial Church, Putiki, and marae along the Whanganui River Rd to Jerusalem.

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