The Grand Hotel

Corner St. Hill & Guyton Streets, P.O. Box 364, Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $82.00

Travel Blogs from Wanganui

Drive to wanganui

A travel blog entry by lchapman


Well we got up, had breakfast...full buffet in the formal dining room...swish! Then we headed straight out as we were worried about the cyclone. When I first looked out window this morning the sky was red but no clouds covered mountain. By the time we left it was raining and the clouds had covered the beautiful mountain. The trip was good...spots of rain and wind now and then ...

Getting high at Christmastime...

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie


... of little doo dahs. We added to her coffers and went back to camp. The day was getting cooler, cloudier, darker, rain was in the air. We retired to our buses as the torrential rain started. This went on for some time – we managed 3 episodes of Mad Men that evening. The following day, sunny and bright, more boys toys came out – the Blokarts. Pete had one and Dave had one and off they went to try out the old river ...

Birds lake

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... Suffice to say that the theory remains just that for us, a theory. We walked the long, boring journey back along the road and through town and went to the memorial look out point and to see the worlds first underground lift opened in 1919. It was designed to help grow the town, so that people would want to live on Durie hill and still come into town to spend money. The war memorial there was a bit different too, it is a 175 step high ...

On The Road Again... (Part 1)

A travel blog entry by amy-and-ian


... desert - I ordered a mahoosive piece of Oreo cheesecake, it was divine and, hard as it is for me to admit, I couldn't finish it!

The next day we booked ourselves into a proper campsite and had some well deserved showers. This particular campsite had some plush amenities - when you go for a shower you press a button and for 8 minutes not only does the shower run but on turns the heated towel rack and the heat lamps that warm the changing area! We made ...

Kiwi Experience: River Valley

A travel blog entry by biancabrewer


... of nowhere, the only building in sight for miles. It was a cool little cabin with bunk rooms and outdoor sanitary facilities. A really unique little spot, that I would have never had the chance to see without doing the Kiwi Experience.

Once we all got settled in we cooked our dinner and gathered in the common area. They had a massive wood fire going in the middle of the room and a bar area serving delicious food and drinks. It was a really fun night! We all just hung ...

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This hotel, located on Corner St. Hill & Guyton Streets, P.O. Box 364, Wanganui, is near Wanganui River and Whanganui National Park.
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