Getting there & around
InterCity, Newmans and White Star City to City buses service both Wanganui and Palmerston North. Tranzit Coachlines and Tranz Scenic trains service Palmerston North. For more details, see the Getting There & Away sections for Wanganui and Palmerston North.
To access the north from Wanganui, take the scenic State Highway 4 (SH4) to the centre of the North Island via Raukawa Falls, the Mangawhero River Gorge and the Paraparas, an area of papa (large blue-grey mudstone) hills, or the winding Whanganui River Rd. From the north, the Whanganui River is road-accessible at Taumarunui, Ohinepane and Whakahoro.