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Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui
7.8 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

GoodBased on 1,177 reviews
7.8

This cosy hotel in Wanganui provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as meeting rooms and a swimming pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Asure Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 387 reviews
8.9

Located in Wanganui, Asure Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge is an easy drive from the Bason Botanic Gardens and offers on-site parking. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

Riverview Motel
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 724 reviews
8.4

Riverview Motel is set on North Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Wanganui's well-known tourist spots.

Kings Court Motel
9.0 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 712 reviews
9.0

Kings Court Motel offers 3-star accommodation in Wanganui. The various facilities this charming motel features include an airport shuttle, luggage storage and a BBQ/picnic area.

Grand Hotel Wanganui
7.4 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

GoodBased on 1,135 reviews
7.4

The Grand Hotel Wanganui is located in Wanganui and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is a stone's throw from Ward Observatory and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Astral Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 883 reviews
8.0

Featuring an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Astral Motel is situated in Wanganui and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Aotea Motor Lodge
8.6 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 942 reviews
8.6

Aotea Motor Lodge is situated on North Island and provides 5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

Coachman's Lodge Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 417 reviews
8.0

Coachman's Lodge Motel is situated on North Island and offers 3.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Tips for booking a Whanganui hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Whanganui:C$ 81/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 36/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
C$ 45 - C$ 95
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Grand Hotel Wanganui
7.4 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

The Grand Hotel Wanganui is located in Wanganui and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is a stone's throw from Ward Observatory and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Cheapest hotels in Whanganui, North Island

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Astral Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Featuring an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Astral Motel is situated in Wanganui and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 86
Avg. per night
Riverview Motel
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Riverview Motel is set on North Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Wanganui's well-known tourist spots.

C$ 90
Avg. per night
Grand Hotel Wanganui
7.4 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

The Grand Hotel Wanganui is located in Wanganui and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is a stone's throw from Ward Observatory and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

C$ 100
Avg. per night
Kings Court Motel
9.0 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Kings Court Motel offers 3-star accommodation in Wanganui. The various facilities this charming motel features include an airport shuttle, luggage storage and a BBQ/picnic area.

C$ 109
Avg. per night
Coachman's Lodge Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Coachman's Lodge Motel is situated on North Island and offers 3.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

C$ 110
Avg. per night
Asure Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Located in Wanganui, Asure Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge is an easy drive from the Bason Botanic Gardens and offers on-site parking. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

C$ 126
Avg. per night
Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui
7.8 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

This cosy hotel in Wanganui provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as meeting rooms and a swimming pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

C$ 128
Avg. per night
Aotea Motor Lodge
8.6 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Aotea Motor Lodge is situated on North Island and provides 5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

C$ 160
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Whanganui

3 stars

C$ 86 - C$ 128

C$ 128
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

C$ 100
Avg. per night

Best value

Astral Motel
8.0 Excellent
C$ 86
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Whanganui

About Whanganui

Positioned where the Whanganui River meets the South Taranaki Bight, Whanganui is a small city with a rich Māori heritage. It’s home to a fascinating local history museum and is near the lush forests and volcanic landscapes of the Whanganui and Tongariro national parks.

Things to do

Explore Tongariro National Park, where the Ngauruhoe Volcano starred as Mount Doom in “The Lord of the Rings” films. Follow the Tongariro Alpine Crossing trail past emerald lakes and boiling pools of mud or hit the ski trails on the slopes of Ruapehu Volcano.

Just to the west sprawls Whanganui National Park, which centres around New Zealand's longest navigable waterway, the Whanganui River. Once a vital transport route for Māori and early European settlers, its spectacular gorges are now the setting for exhilarating kayaking, white-water rafting and jet boating adventures.

If you’re visiting Whanganui National Park, stop for a photo at the Bridge to Nowhere, a concrete landmark that spans the deep Mangapurua Gorge. Surrounded by lush native forest, it’s only accessible on foot, by mountain bike or jet boat and offers spectacular views of the steep valley and riverbed.

Delve into the local history at the Whanganui Regional Museum where Māori artefacts are displayed alongside Pacific tapa and ceramics from Cyprus. Learn about the struggles of early settlers in the region and their attempts to tame the wilderness, then browse the Māori jewellery and local souvenirs in the museum shop.

Getting around

Whanganui Airport is a 10-minute drive from the downtown area, while the larger Palmerston North International Airport is an hour away. Whanganui is around six hours’ drive from Auckland and can be explored on foot or by using local buses.

Whanganui travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Whanganui?

    42b College House is a very popular hotel in Whanganui with a score of 8.4 from 491 reviews. 151 On London Motel (8.6 from 390 reviews) and Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui (7.8 from 1,177 reviews) are also highly rated Whanganui hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Whanganui tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in Whanganui tonight starting as low as C$ 56, rising to an average cost of C$ 121, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from C$ 141 for a 4-star hotel in Whanganui for tonight.