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“feed the ducks”(34 reviews)
“bird aviary”(23 reviews)
“winter garden”(33 reviews)
Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best attractions in Wanganui. Great for all ages playground by the bird Avery. Winter gardens full of bright flowers all year round. Walk around the lake feed the ducks. The Colourful lights and fountain are a spectacular display at night.

Thank Lara J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I mentioned in my last review its a good walk for a family to do especially for a family with young kids as they will be in an environment that can learn a lot about nature and become more aware of there surroundings and...More

Thank D5081GWpatrickb
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent area for exercise or enjoying the ducks. There's also the Winter Gardens available, as well as an aviary to visit. After that the Funky Duck coffee shop for a cake and coffee to complete visiting an enjoyable part of Wanganui.

Thank RabandBarb
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We'd stopped visit the winter gardens but then strolled on around the lake and had a most enjoyable afternoon. We had some bird food and fed the Ducks, Scaup, coots, swans, Pukekos and sparrows. Lots of pigeons around too. Take time to sit down and...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake and peaceful to walk around. Lovely fountain but a shame the coloured lights no longer work at night on the fountain? Would be excellent if the fountain went all the time too with the lights on it was stunning!! Definitely worth a visit...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved it, the colours was awesome. We walked around the lake, saw all the ducks and swans, just so beautiful 😊😊

Thank happyBundaberg
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The lake always looks good driving past. Good to stop and stroll around. Bird aviaries are interesting.

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Mallard & paradise ducks (possibly grey as well, but I wasn’t checking), various geese, rock pigeons, pukekos, black and mute swans, scaups, Australian coots, black shags, little shags, and even a dabchick. Plus the usual garden birds. And there were some beautiful settings to photograph...More

Thank Allister J
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Since moving to Australia I always look forward to visiting Wanganui and especially the Virginia Lake Reserve, even today being a bit damp it was nice. My two top picks the Funky Duck Cafe excellent coffee, food and service then the Winter House flowers &...More

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 20 March 2018

No visit to Whanganui is complete with a stroll around the Lake. Gorgeous (despite occasional flashbacks to my high school cross country).

Thank DanJVine
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