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Whanganui National Park

Whanganui National Park

The Whanganui River weaves though deep gorges in the rugged bush-clad landscape of Whanganui National Park, created in 1986. It is New Zealand’s longest navigable river.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Western North Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015