Whanganui Heritage Month


Sat 8th - Sun 30 Oct 2022

Throughout Wanganui

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Wanganui Racecourse Purnell Street
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Join us at the Whanganui Heritage Month for an exciting line-up of events including our first ever heritage parade and park-up including horse-drawn carriages, cycles and vintage cars.

This year’s transport theme and a varied program of 35 events will appeal to everyone. We will be packing October full of heritage-themed events that give the visitor an in-depth heritage experience.

Special feature events include the official pōwhiri opening on Saturday 8th at the Whanganui Regional Museum, followed by a festive heritage market along the riverbank. Bands, boats, food, and craft will be a real highlight. We are expecting steamboats from around the North Island to ply the waterways including NZ Maritime Museum’s SS Puke, and many heritage vessels at a River Festival & Regatta. The largest River Event in over 70 years.

Other popular events include High Tea at the historic Bushy Park Homestead and walk the native bush tracks to the oldest and one of the tallest Rata in the world “Rātānui”! A Heritage garden tour is available, and several vintage car museums are open. A massive heritage antique fair and a transport themed parade over Labour weekend will be a huge attraction. There is something for every interest and the whole family.

Whanganui Heritage Month is supported by Whanganui and Partners, Four Regions Trust, Whanganui Community Foundation, Property Brokers, Whanganui District Council, Dizhur Consulting, Kiwiwebs and Wanganui Garden Services and Bushy Park Homestead.

Full event information will be available at www.whanganuiheritagetrust.com no later than 1 August. 

Certified Self Contained Motorhome / Caravan Parking

Visit Whanganui throughout October for a genuine heritage experience and park with other NZMCA members!

Parking will be available from the 7th of October right through to after Labour Weekend at the Wanganui Racecourse (19 Purnell Street, Whanganui, 4500)

Price: $5 per van per night. Payment to be made into the iron maiden.

No bookings required.

Dogs are ok BUT must be on a lead at ALL times as its a working racecourse

Any queries please contact David Hawkins 027 388 7011