Story: King Country region

Whanganui River

Whanganui River

The Whanganui River rises on the slopes of Mt Tongariro and travels north-west until Taumarunui, where it turns south. The river takes on a particularly sinuous form in the Retāruke district in the south of the King Country.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015