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Te Awa Motel
Te Awa Motel
7.9 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

GoodBased on 262 reviews
7.9

Te Awa Motel is situated on North Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

42b College House
42b College House
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 500 reviews
8.4

42b College House offers 4-star accommodation in Wanganui. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

Fiesta Court Motel
Fiesta Court Motel
8.2 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 281 reviews
8.2

Fiesta Court Motel is located on North Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation in addition to a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Hikurangi Stayplace
Hikurangi Stayplace
7.5 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

GoodBased on 321 reviews
7.5

Hikurangi StayPlace is located on North Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also provides free private parking on site and Sarjeant Gallery and Victoria Park are a short car trip away.

151 On London Motel
151 On London Motel
8.6 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 406 reviews
8.6

151 On London Motel & Conference Centre is located in Wanganui and is close to Ward Observatory. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Riverview Motel
Riverview Motel
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 787 reviews
8.4

Riverview Motel is set on North Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Wanganui's well-known tourist spots.

Siena Motor Lodge
Siena Motor Lodge
9.3 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 394 reviews
9.3

Siena Motor Lodge is situated on North Island and offers 4.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

Astral Motel
Astral Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 910 reviews
8.0

Featuring an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Astral Motel is situated in Wanganui and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Coachman's Lodge Motel
Coachman's Lodge Motel
7.9 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

GoodBased on 447 reviews
7.9

Coachman's Lodge Motel is situated on North Island and offers 3.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Braemar House B&b And Yha Hostel
Braemar House B&b And Yha Hostel
8.9 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 252 reviews
8.9

Located in Wanganui, Braemar House B&B and YHA Hostel is a short drive from Victoria Park and the Bason Botanic Gardens. The numerous facilities this luxury bed & breakfast offers include a BBQ/picnic area, a beauty centre and room service.

Tips for booking a Whanganui hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Whanganui:$90/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$50/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$50 - $108
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$53 - $122
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Whanganui hotels

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BK's Magnolia Motor Lodge
BK's Magnolia Motor Lodge
8.8 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

BK's Magnolia Motor Lodge is located on North Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

2
Grand Hotel Wanganui
Grand Hotel Wanganui
7.3 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

The Grand Hotel Wanganui is located in Wanganui and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is a stone's throw from Ward Observatory and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Cheapest hotels in Whanganui, North Island

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42b College House
42b College House
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

42b College House offers 4-star accommodation in Wanganui. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$27
Avg. per night
Hikurangi Stayplace
Hikurangi Stayplace
7.5 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Hikurangi StayPlace is located on North Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also provides free private parking on site and Sarjeant Gallery and Victoria Park are a short car trip away.

$67
Avg. per night
Braemar House B&b And Yha Hostel
Braemar House B&b And Yha Hostel
8.9 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Located in Wanganui, Braemar House B&B and YHA Hostel is a short drive from Victoria Park and the Bason Botanic Gardens. The numerous facilities this luxury bed & breakfast offers include a BBQ/picnic area, a beauty centre and room service.

$74
Avg. per night
A Bit of New York in Whanganui
A Bit of New York in Whanganui
9.1 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

This comfortable property in Wanganui provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and a playground. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$78
Avg. per night
Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre
Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre
8.3 Excellent

2.2 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre is situated on North Island, and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a saltwater swimming pool. The various facilities this charming motel has to offer include a sun deck, a sauna and a beauty centre.

$88
Avg. per night
Bignell Street Motel
Bignell Street Motel

3.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Located in Wanganui, Bignell Street Motel is a short drive from Ward Observatory and the Bason Botanic Gardens. It also provides room service, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

$90
Avg. per night
Astral Motel
Astral Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Featuring an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Astral Motel is situated in Wanganui and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$94
Avg. per night
Riverview Motel
Riverview Motel
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

Riverview Motel is set on North Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Wanganui's well-known tourist spots.

$98
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Whanganui

2 stars or below

$27 - $127

Burwood Manor Motel

No. 1 most popular

Burwood Manor Motel
8.7 Excellent
$127
Avg. per night
Hikurangi Stayplace

No. 2 most popular

$67
Avg. per night
42b College House

Best value

42b College House
8.4 Excellent
$27
Avg. per night
3 stars

$74 - $141

Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

No. 1 most popular

$118
Avg. per night
Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre

No. 2 most popular

$88
Avg. per night
Braemar House B&b And Yha Hostel

Best value

$74
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$106 - $158

Kings Court Motel

No. 1 most popular

Kings Court Motel
9.0 Excellent
$123
Avg. per night
Gateway Motor Lodge Wanganui

No. 2 most popular

$118
Avg. per night
151 On London Motel

Best value

151 On London Motel
8.6 Excellent
$106
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Whanganui

About Whanganui

Positioned where the Whanganui River meets the South Taranaki Bight, Whanganui is a small city with a rich Māori heritage. It’s home to a fascinating local history museum and is near the lush forests and volcanic landscapes of the Whanganui and Tongariro national parks.

Things to do

Explore Tongariro National Park, where the Ngauruhoe Volcano starred as Mount Doom in “The Lord of the Rings” films. Follow the Tongariro Alpine Crossing trail past emerald lakes and boiling pools of mud or hit the ski trails on the slopes of Ruapehu Volcano.

Just to the west sprawls Whanganui National Park, which centres around New Zealand's longest navigable waterway, the Whanganui River. Once a vital transport route for Māori and early European settlers, its spectacular gorges are now the setting for exhilarating kayaking, white-water rafting and jet boating adventures.

If you’re visiting Whanganui National Park, stop for a photo at the Bridge to Nowhere, a concrete landmark that spans the deep Mangapurua Gorge. Surrounded by lush native forest, it’s only accessible on foot, by mountain bike or jet boat and offers spectacular views of the steep valley and riverbed.

Delve into the local history at the Whanganui Regional Museum where Māori artefacts are displayed alongside Pacific tapa and ceramics from Cyprus. Learn about the struggles of early settlers in the region and their attempts to tame the wilderness, then browse the Māori jewellery and local souvenirs in the museum shop.

Getting around

Whanganui Airport is a 10-minute drive from the downtown area, while the larger Palmerston North International Airport is an hour away. Whanganui is around six hours’ drive from Auckland and can be explored on foot or by using local buses.

Whanganui travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Whanganui?

    Whanganui is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is 151 On London Motel, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui and Anndion Lodge Motel and Function Centre, which can also be great places to stay in Whanganui.

  • How much do hotels in Whanganui cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Whanganui have been around $136 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Whanganui?

    $27 per night is the cheapest Whanganui hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Whanganui tonight?

    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Whanganui tonight has been as low as $64 and the average price has been $132. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least $126 for this evening.