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Virginia Lake

Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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“winter garden” (30 reviews)
“bird aviary” (21 reviews)
Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I live in Wanganui and the lake is a great place to take people who are new to the area- there has been a community project that involves distributing painted rocks in parks- Gordons Bush is another area- that is on the other side of...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go at your pace as you walk around Virginia Lake in Wanganui. Native trees and bushes abound and take a loaf of bread to feed the ducks and swans. Next to the lake is a small café, the Winter Gardens for flower lovers, and a...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love to walk around the lake and do it several times a week! Such a calm place and being uninterrupted by cars whizzing past, a great place to contemplate the day! Highly recommend this walk but well worth doing several laps! Look out for the...More

Thank Sherkiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place with a big variety of plants, wildlife and art. Multiple routes round which make is a good spot for a jog or just a relaxing walk

Thank James W
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful make with amazing views Well worth a visit can feed the ducks Enjoy the indoor winter garden and the cafe was delicious with reasonable priced food for families

Thank themusketts
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely little park in Whanganui worth a visit if in town. Peaceful and quiet and very pretty. Would be a good spot for a picnic

Thank rub_the_rhino
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Virginia Lake never gets old, and ive been continuosly going since i was a youngin! Great to get the family outdoors to enjoy freah air while you walk the outskirts of the lake. Trek the different trails, visit the winter gardens, enclosed park for the...More

Thank NaomiBogileka
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were so pleased that Cyclone Cook left us alone and so decided that our first place to go was here. What an absolute delightful place with so many different types of birds and lovely surroundings. Would be glorious place to picnic when the ground...More

Thank Keza_WA
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place for a walk. There are three different level walkways from lakeside to higher with stunning views over the lake and grounds. Also worth a visit is the Winter Gardens, the aviary and the nearby cafe.

Thank Colin and Carol... W
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stop at the lake which is at the north end of the city. Plenty of options including looking st the ducks, a winter green house and bird Avery.

Thank Alipa50
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