Recommended Whanganui Attractions - Hei Mahi Manawareka

List of must-see attractions recommended for visitors to Whanganui

www.sarjeant.org.nz

 

The Visitor Information Centre is a place where visitors and Whanganui residents can gain information about events, exhibitions, places of interest and attractions offered by our region.

31 Taupō Quay, Whanganui
Freephone: 0800 926 426
Phone: 06 349 0508
Email: info@wanganui.govt.nz

 

 

Sail on the historic paddle steamer PS Waimarie.
 All enquiries to the Whanganui Riverboat Centre
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Remember it pays to book!

 

Taupō Quay, Whanganui
Freephone: 0800 STEAMER (783 263)
Email: info@riverboats.co.nz
Website: http://www.nzonline.org.nz/nzo/business/whanganui-riverboat-centre-wanganui-paddleboat-river-paddle-steamer

 

 

FEATURED PHOTO

The Wanganui Public Musuem was all dressed up to celebrate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Whanganui in January 1954. The photograph was taken and printed using a modified die transfer process, which involved three exposures on monochrome film through three basic colour filters. To allow for the large difference in exposure times between the images, flood lights were used. In order to manage the relatively short exposure times of the flood lights, the city engineer parked his car nearby. For each exposure, on the signal, he blew the car horn and a Museum staff member inside switched off the appropriate light. Each negative was printed by an enlarger onto special uncoated paper and then the three die images were transferred to the final full colour print.