Getting There & Getting Around

By Plane -- Wanganui Airport, 10 minutes outside the town center, is served daily by Air New Zealand (tel. 0800/737-000 in NZ; www.airnewzealand.co.nz).

By Coach (Bus) -- InterCity (tel. 09/623-1503) and Newmans (tel. 09/623-1504) provide service between Wanganui and Auckland, New Plymouth, National Park Village (in Tongariro National Park), and Wellington. For information on Wanganui urban buses, check www.horizons.govt.nz. The city has four looped bus routes with buses traveling in both directions. Fares range from NZ$2 for adults and NZ$1.20 for children age 5 to 15. You can travel more cheaply by purchasing a re-loadable GoCard (NZ$10), from the bus driver.

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By Car -- Wanganui is on state highways 3 and 4. It is 2 1/2 hours from New Plymouth or Wellington, 3 hours from Taupo, and 4 hours from Rotorua.

By Taxi -- Call Wanganui Taxis (tel. 0800/500-000 in NZ, or 06/343-5555).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.