Special offers from Whanganui

If you are coming to Whanganui for the NZ House & Garden Tour on the 23 February, why not stay the weekend? Whanganui is opening its doors to tour-goers with a range of discounts and special activities.

 

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Paddle steamer Waimarie


Take a two-hour cruise aboard the iconic paddle steamer Waimarie. Themed “garden hat cruise” on Sunday 25 February. House Tours ticket holders get a 10 per cent discount when booking directly with Waimarie Centre. 
Riverboat Museum, 1A Taupo Quay, 24 and 25 February, arrive at 10am for an 11am sailing, to book call (06) 347 1863

Sarjeant Gallery


One of New Zealand’s most significant galleries is offering a free exhibition and behind the scenes tour. House Tours ticket holders receive a 15 per cent discount on shop purchases.
38 Taupo Quay, gallery open 10.30am-4.30pm, free tours Saturday 24 February 10.30am and 11.30am, to book phone (06) 349 0506, www.sarjeant.org.nz

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Print workshop with Sue Cooke


Fast, furious and fun! Make three prints in one hour – one woodcut, one drypoint and one monoprint. Top quality inks and papers provided. $30 per person. 
Workshops on 24 February 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, book by 22 February, contact Sue Cooke, suecooke@xtra.co.nz or 027 6150 634

Glass-blowing workshop


Create your own paperweight in a 30-minute workshop at New Zealand Glassworks – Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao.
2 Rutland St, 24 February, $80 for one-on-one workshop, book online at www.nzglassworks.com 

 

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St Paul’s Memorial Church


Visit one of the most intricately designed churches in Aotearoa and hear its story from knowledgeable local guides. 
Te Anaua St, tour Saturday 24 February 2pm, book at the i-SITE 0800 92 64 26

 

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The River Traders and Whanganui Farmers Market


Present your House Tours ticket at the Whanganui Market Eftpos stall and receive a $5 voucher to spend at the market. 
Saturday 24 February 8.30am-1pm

 

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Whanganui i-SITE


For more information on things to see and do in Whanganui visit the friendly team at the i-SITE.
31 Taupo Quay, (06) 349 0508 or 0800 92 64 26

 

 

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Art galleries


Whanganui has a great number of galleries with an eclectic mix of art. Check out Whanganui’s Arts Guide HERE 

 

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House
Come for a tour through the country’s last Victorian theatre – the Royal Wanganui Opera House was built in 1899.
69 St Hill St, tours Saturday 24 February 1.30pm and 3pm, to book phone
(06) 349 0511 or email royaloperahouse@whanganui.govt.nz

High tea with Fleur wickes
Join Fleur Wickes for a delicious high tea while viewing this well-known artist’s distinctive work in her own home. 
24 February 3-4pm, email studio@fleurwickes.co.nz, $15/person (max 10)

The Tempest
Experience this Shakespeare production at Bason Botanic Gardens.
22 and 23 February 7pm; 24 February 3pm and 8pm, book tickets and a picnic hamper at www.royaloperahouse.co.nz