Bason Botanic Gardens


   

Address: 552 Rapanui Road, Westmere, New Zealand

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  • It should be a botanic garden focussing on collection, conservation and preservation of rare plants while providing a peaceful and beautiful place for people to enjoy and relax' – Stanley Bason's dream.

    A botanic and architectural gem in a rural setting
    Something of interest every month of the year.
    Experience the dream!

    Recognised by the NZ Gardens Trust as a 'Garden of Significance', the Bason Botanic Gardens is set in 25 hectares of landscaped countryside and includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in NZ and unique conservatory architecture. 

    The Gardens are situated on the Central West coast of New Zealand just northwest of Wanganui, a provincial city rich in heritage and alive with the arts. This region has many gardens and reserves well worth a visit.


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Bason Botanic Gardens


Address: 552 Rapanui Road, Westmere, Wanganui

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    It should be a botanic garden focussing on collection, conservation and preservation of rare plants while providing a peaceful and beautiful place for people to enjoy and relax' – Stanley Bason's dream.

    A botanic and architectural gem in a rural setting
    Something of interest every month of the year.
    Experience the dream!

    Recognised by the NZ Gardens Trust as a 'Garden of Significance', the Bason Botanic Gardens is set in 25 hectares of landscaped countryside and includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in NZ and unique conservatory architecture. 

    The Gardens are situated on the Central West coast of New Zealand just northwest of Wanganui, a provincial city rich in heritage and alive with the arts. This region has many gardens and reserves well worth a visit.


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War Memorial Tower


   

Address: Durie Hill Memorial Tower‎ Tower Crescent, Durie Hill, Wanganui 4500

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  • The War Memorial Tower was built in 1925 from fossilized shell rock and is 33.5 metres tall. It has 176 spiral steps which lead you up to the viewing platform at the top from which you can an experience an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of Wanganui. From here you can see as far as Mount Tarankai, Ruapehu and the Tasman Sea.

    Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


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    The War Memorial Tower was built in 1925 from fossilized shell rock and is 33.5 metres tall. It has 176 spiral steps which lead you up to the viewing platform at the top from which you can an experience an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of Wanganui. From here you can see as far as Mount Tarankai, Ruapehu and the Tasman Sea.

    Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


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Whanganui Regional Museum


Phone: 64 6 349 1110    

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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  • Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Whanganui Regional Museum

Phone: 64 6 349 1110

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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    Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Queens Park


   

Address: Queens Park, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui

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  • The cultural centre of Whanganui, Queens Park is home to the iconic Sarjeant Gallery, housing a nationally significant art collection, Whanganui Regional Museum, the Alexander Heritage Library, the Davis Central City Library and the War Memorial Centre and Veterans Steps.

    Surrounding the Queens Park buildings are green open spaces ideal for a picnic and to view the river and central city area. Queens Park is also home to Handspan, a tactile sculpture celebrating peace and featuring 4000 individual handprints.


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Queens Park


Address: Queens Park, Wanganui

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    The cultural centre of Whanganui, Queens Park is home to the iconic Sarjeant Gallery, housing a nationally significant art collection, Whanganui Regional Museum, the Alexander Heritage Library, the Davis Central City Library and the War Memorial Centre and Veterans Steps.

    Surrounding the Queens Park buildings are green open spaces ideal for a picnic and to view the river and central city area. Queens Park is also home to Handspan, a tactile sculpture celebrating peace and featuring 4000 individual handprints.


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Virginia Lake


   

Address: Virginia Lake Reserve, Saint Johns Hill, Wanganui

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  • Virginia Lake has long been one of Wanganuis top scenic attractions. Allow for a quiet walk through gracious trees, with the water alive with birds. Check out the aviary or take a stroll at dusk when the fountain lights up and the multi-coloured light beams highlight the trees.

    Virginia lake is also the home of the Winter Gardens, an Art Deco façade concealing a conservatory and three outdoor display areas in the walled garden. Admire the beautiful array of exotic flowering plants and vines, free for visitors to discover.


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Virginia Lake


Address: Great North Road, St Johns Hill, Wanganui

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    Virginia Lake has long been one of Wanganuis top scenic attractions. Allow for a quiet walk through gracious trees, with the water alive with birds. Check out the aviary or take a stroll at dusk when the fountain lights up and the multi-coloured light beams highlight the trees.

    Virginia lake is also the home of the Winter Gardens, an Art Deco façade concealing a conservatory and three outdoor display areas in the walled garden. Admire the beautiful array of exotic flowering plants and vines, free for visitors to discover.


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Whanganui Regional Museum


Phone: 06 349 1110    

Address: Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt Street, Wanganui

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  • Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Whanganui Regional Museum

Phone: 06 349 1110

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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    Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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The Cenotaph


   

Address: Queens Park, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui

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  • The Cenotaph is a memorial to the men and women of Wanganui who died in the First World War (1914 – 1918). The Dawn Parade service is held here each year on the 25th of April. While the idea of the Dawn Parade originated in Australia, Wanganui was the first city in New Zealand to adopt this service in 1936.

    The decision to build a war memorial was made in 1919 but there was fierce debate over where to site it. The first proposal was to build a tower on top of Durie Hill but there was an equally strong call for a more central memorial. Both projects went ahead and architects Reginald Ford and Robert Talboys won a design competition for the central Cenotaph memorial.

    Local firm Walpole and Patterson constructed the monument from reinforced concrete faced with Coromandel granite. The cross on each of the four faces represents the sacrifice made by the fallen, while the lamp is a symbol of eternal life.

    Shell cases were placed beneath the monument containing messages from the then Governor General, the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Wanganui, and the Wanganui RSA. Other items such as copies of Wanganui newspapers, a set of stamps, coins of the realm and the originals of children’s prize essays from a writing competition about the monument were also included.

    The memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day, 11 November 1923, by Colonel Melville, Commanding Officer of the Wellington Military District.


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The Cenotaph


Address: Queens Park, Wanganui

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    The Cenotaph is a memorial to the men and women of Wanganui who died in the First World War (1914 – 1918). The Dawn Parade service is held here each year on the 25th of April. While the idea of the Dawn Parade originated in Australia, Wanganui was the first city in New Zealand to adopt this service in 1936.

    The decision to build a war memorial was made in 1919 but there was fierce debate over where to site it. The first proposal was to build a tower on top of Durie Hill but there was an equally strong call for a more central memorial. Both projects went ahead and architects Reginald Ford and Robert Talboys won a design competition for the central Cenotaph memorial.

    Local firm Walpole and Patterson constructed the monument from reinforced concrete faced with Coromandel granite. The cross on each of the four faces represents the sacrifice made by the fallen, while the lamp is a symbol of eternal life.

    Shell cases were placed beneath the monument containing messages from the then Governor General, the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Wanganui, and the Wanganui RSA. Other items such as copies of Wanganui newspapers, a set of stamps, coins of the realm and the originals of children’s prize essays from a writing competition about the monument were also included.

    The memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day, 11 November 1923, by Colonel Melville, Commanding Officer of the Wellington Military District.


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Old Cemetery Heritage Walks


   

Address: 11 Heads Road, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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  • Old Cemetery Heritage Walk. Heads Road Cemetery. One of the oldest European cemeteries in New Zealand, the first burial recorded here was in November 1843. A brochure (available from the i-SITE) provides information on many significant people and events in Wanganuis history.


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Old Cemetery Heritage Walks


Address: 11 Heads Road, Wanganui

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    Old Cemetery Heritage Walk. Heads Road Cemetery. One of the oldest European cemeteries in New Zealand, the first burial recorded here was in November 1843. A brochure (available from the i-SITE) provides information on many significant people and events in Wanganuis history.


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