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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.
Visitors and locals love strolling around these busy weekend markets. The perfect place to eat, restock the fridge and pick up expertly crafted gifts.
These weekly Saturday markets are located on the historic site of early Māori trading. The Whanganui River is the backdrop to more than 100 stalls providing an array of local food producers in the Farmers Market section, alongside an eclectic mix of collectors of vintage and retro, makers of art and traditional crafts, plants, and delicious street food in the River Traders area.
While at the market, experience river travel on one of the iconic riverboats, undoubtedly the most authentic way to experience Whanganui River’s scenery.
The market is in the same area as the Whanganui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Sarjeant on the Quay so you can fill in your afternoon too, once the markets have finished.
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