North Island's West Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in North Island's West Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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New Plymouth 9

Waitomo 9

Palmerston North 6

Wanganui 6

The Whanganui River and Whanganui National Park 5

Cambridge 4

Hawera 2

Stratford 2

Sugar Loaf Islands 1

Raglan 1

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Beach–Sight 3

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Cave 5

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Garden/ Arboretum 2

Information Center 1

Museum/ Gallery 7

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Park/ Playground 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 1

Scenic Drive/ Tour 4

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 7

Town/ Village 1

Trail/ Path 1

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Chronicle Glass Studio

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Wanganui is home to a thriving glass community, with more than 30 glass artists who exhibit internationally. This studio actually comprises...

Durie Hill Lookout

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This lookout provides spectacular views of the city, but reaching it—via an elevator that runs through the hill—is something else.

Sarjeant Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

On a small hill overlooking the town is one of New Zealand's finest art galleries and most handsome heritage buildings, renowned for...

Virginia Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Winter or summer, the formal gardens of Virginia Lake are a delight by day, and at night, the trees and lake fountain are softly illuminated...


  • Tour–Sight

This classic, smallish riverboat, rescued from the muddy riverbed and restored to first-class order, plied the river's remote middle...

Whanganui Regional Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

For an overview of the region's history and one of the best collections of Māori treasures in the country, drop into this museum, by...