Awa to Maunga - Whanganui to Taranaki

Whanganui city is a unique blend of heritage architecture and cutting-edge creativity. Big enough to support groundbreaking ambitions and small enough for authentic connection. The Whanganui region is rich in history, culture and a diverse natural environment. Our beauty, legends and river have inspired generations of visitors and inhabitants.

A short scenic 2 hour drive from Whanganui is Taranaki.

Taranaki is as vibrant as it is peaceful. An extraordinary region with abundant nature, remarkable history, unique events and unrivalled experiences – not to mention a distinctive mountain-to-sea lifestyle. Discover our line-up of new products and familiarise yourself with our diverse trade-ready operators, as well as our passionate, and flourishing visitor and hospitality industry.

We continue to surprise and delight travellers with all we have on offer, and leave a lasting impression with our like no other natural landscapes, arts and culture, food and hospitality, and vibrant events.

International visitation and interest is growing with visitors looking for new and less travelled destination options that offer unique and authentic experiences.

Taranaki has so much on offer, all year round. We’re a hospitable and welcoming bunch, and when it comes time for our manuhiri (visitors) to go, we’ll send them off with a nourished, replenished, and energised spirit.

To register your spot on this Awa to Maunga Famil - Please email Melissa Devine, Visitor and Events Advisor:  [email protected] 


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