Scenic & historic Whanganui river destination

New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui - Wanganui Central

Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,The nearby Whanganui River
The nearby Whanganui River
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Front view of house in quiet cul de sac
Front view of house in quiet cul de sac
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Driveway
Driveway
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Main bathroom with shower to the left of photo
Main bathroom with shower to the left of photo
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Main bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite off
Main bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite off
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,House photos, home images
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Corner of lounge
Corner of lounge
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,View of dining room from lounge
View of dining room from lounge
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Conservatory witness patio area
Conservatory witness patio area
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Conservatory
Conservatory
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Second bedroom
Second bedroom
Home exchange,New Zealand,Wanganui Central,Kitchen
Kitchen
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

MEMBERS SINCE 2001, 25 exchanges all over the wonderful world meeting lots of homelinkers. Our house is in a very quiet area and we are 10-15 mins walking distance to shops, Saturday market, city centre, art galleries and glass blowing gallery. 15 mins drive to beach and 10 mins to small lake. Wanganui River activities: paddle steamer cruise, canoeing, jet sprints. Maori history, heritage buildings, Maori & riverboat museums, bush walks, Virginia Lake (small lake in city).

Wanganui is 2.5 hours north of Wellington on west coast of the north island, 1.5 hours south of Mt Ruapehu, or 2 hours east of Mt Egmont/Taranaki. We take our visitors on a local drive around if wanted. We can Skype to finalise details if you wish.

We visit Christchurch each year, and plan to travel down to Blenheim and Dunedin in 2016. Wellington, New Plymouth okay as well for long weekends.

Master Games 2017 & Vintage Car Rally 2016 will be in Wanganui, so stay with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We are in a cul de sac with 24 houses so lovely and quiet yet close to town. Our house is a 10 minute walk from the CBD and a 5 minute drive from Wanganui River and the shops and heritage buildings. Wanganui Virginia Lake is a great place to visit and walk around and is located 5 minutes away. If you are coming to events like the Motorbike Cemetry Circuit or the Masters Games you can walk to the events and save the hassle of parking. Cooks Gardens, Jubilee Stadium and Splash Centre are within walking distance.
We have great neighbours who would help you out. Our street has mostly retired people, with a few who are still working but mainly like us 60s+.
The beach is rugged with interesting black sand - this is 15 minutes away. A unique elevator goes up inside a hill to a lookout tower. The city has a strong arts, culture & heritage focus- it was one of the first cities settled in NZ. Down by the river you can visit the Saturday market or walk the bridges stopping or stop at a café

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

We are 10 minutes walk from the CBD and a 5 minute drive from Wanganui River and the shops and heritage buildings. Wanganui Virginia Lake is a great place to visit and walk around and is located 5 minutes away. You can do a cruise on the Waimarie Riverboat or visit our local museum which has great maori artefacts including a Maori waka or watch a glass blowing demonstration, or visit the Sargenat Gallery or many local galleries. A forest and bird sanctuary with an historic homestead is 25 minute drive away - great place to have Devonshire teas or dine in the historic dining room.
Wanganui holds events like the Opera Weekend, Heritage Weekend, Open Studios ( we have a lot of artists living here), Festival of Glass, NZ Masters Games, Vintage Car Rally in 2016, motorbike Cemetry Circuit and Jet Sprints on the river..

Our favourite restaurants

  • Angora
  • Tasty Indian
  • Rutland Arms Inn

Cafés & bars

  • Red Lion Inn
  • Stella Restaurant & Bar
  • Oaks Restaurnat & Bar

Special places to shop

  • Just Looking
  • Victoria's
  • Antique Affaire

Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs

  • Her Fitness
  • YMCA Wanganui Inc
  • Club Fitness Ltd

Interesting day trips

  • Tawhiti Museum and New Plymouth
  • Mount Ruapehu
  • Wellington

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Just enjoy your stay. We have a homelink folder with lots of brochures, emergency contacts etc.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

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