Kowhai Park Whanganui

Kowhai Park Whanganui

The best playground in New Zealand!

The riverside Kowhai Park has entertained and delighted children over the decades and is one of the top attractions in Whanganui! A must for families with young children and a favourite for all. Parents who played there while young bring their children back to experience the same fun they had at Kowhai Park!

A hollow octopus head allows children to climb over the eyes, stand inside and peer out while swings are suspended from the giant tentacles spreading in all directions. The slides are fantastically unconventional as a studded dinosaur back, to the tail of a whale, spiralling inside a clock tower and of course the “Old Woman’s Shoe” inspired by the old nursery rhyme of the same name.


Kowhai Park whanganui


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    Train

    The Tot Town Railway is a fun miniature railway circling parts of Kowhai Park – open weekends and holidays!

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    Flying Fox

    A fun climbing frame and bridges leads up to the flying fox – a favourite for kids!

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    Nursery Rhymes

    Many of the play things in Kowhai Park are based around popular nursery rhymes – see how many you can find!

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Kowhai Park
96 Anzac Parade
Whanganui East
Whanganui 4500

Everyday:
Dawn – Dusk
Train Operates
Weekends &
School Holidays
1 – 3 pm

0800 92 64 26
Your Pace
Park Free - Train $2pp
Parking Available, BBQ Facilities, Campervans Welcome, Cafe, Dogs Must Be Leashed, Toilets, Playground, Picnic Facilities, Disabled Access, Family Friendly

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