Whanganui National Park

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Whanganui National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Whanganui River.jpg
Whanganui River flows through Whanganui National Park.
Map showing the location of Whanganui National Park
Map showing the location of Whanganui National Park
Location in New Zealand
Location Wanganui, New Zealand
Nearest city Wanganui, New Zealand
Coordinates 39°35′0″S 175°5′0″E / 39.58333°S 175.08333°E / -39.58333; 175.08333Coordinates: 39°35′0″S 175°5′0″E / 39.58333°S 175.08333°E / -39.58333; 175.08333
Area 742 km2 (286 sq mi)
Established 1986
Governing body Department of Conservation

The Whanganui National Park is a national park located in the North Island of New Zealand. Established in 1986,[1] it covers an area of 742 km² bordering the Whanganui River.[2] It incorporates areas of Crown land, former state forest and a number of former reserves. The river itself is not part of the park.[3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The park protects the habitat of several thousand North Island brown kiwi, and the also-endangered blue duck. Other birds in the park include the grey warbler, New Zealand pigeon, silvereye, tomtit, tui and whitehead.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Department of Conservation: "Whanganui National Park", retrieved 21 April 2013
  2. ^ "Data Table - Protected Areas - LINZ Data Service". Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b Department of Conservation: "Whanganui National Park. Flora & fauna", retrieved 21 April 2013

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