Posted by: danielfee | July 23, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 07-23-2012

Wanganui River – Wanganui National Park, New Zealand

The Wanganui River winds its way from its source at the flanks of Mt. Tongariro through the Wanganui National Park on its way to the Tasman Sea. It is the longest navigable river in New Zealand. Historically it functioned as a transportation link until it was replaced by rail and roads. If you are in a hurry to get to Taupo from Wanganui you can always take SH 4. But if you prefer to take the road less traveled, you should take the scenic Wanganui River Road. This mostly unpaved road hugs the river as you make your way north to Pipiriki before heading east to connect up with SH 4. The gravel road makes for a slow drive, but then with all of the beautiful views along the way, why would you want to hurry?



  1. It sunny, but the composition is very nice!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  2. It’s beautiful and breathtaking!

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