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Whanganui is the perfect place for students to explore, experience and learn.

Whanganui has an excellent mix of secondary schools and tertiary providers who are excited about preparing international students for their future in the global workforce. Start your learning journey

Excellent sporting facilities, cafés, recreational choices and public amenities. Citywide ultrafast fibre broadband to stay connected to the world. Learn about living here.

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The perfect place for international students to experience and learn.

Excellent sporting facilities, cafés, recreational choices and public amenities.


As Mayor of the Whanganui district, I extend a personal invitation to you to study in Whanganui and be part of our community. You will gain a first class education and a very memorable experience that can only be found in such a special and unique place.

Set on the banks of the beautiful Whanganui River, Whanganui has all you need – excellent education providers, citywide ultra-fast broadband and International Safe Community status.

We are close to mountains, native forest and beaches, and we have excellent sporting facilities, art galleries and places to socialise. There is something for every interest!

I look forward to meeting you,

Hamish McDouall
Mayor of Whanganui District

Centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand, Whanganui is within a 3 hour drive to Taupo, Tongariro National Park and Wellington (capital city); and is one flight from Auckland.

If you are moving to Whanganui for your education, you’ve made the right choice! We have a range of accommodation options to suit everyone.


Whanganui is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate.

We are surrounded by mountains, Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, a beautiful natural landscape, dramatic west coast beaches and unspoilt native bush for tramping and wilderness trips. Our vibrant community prides itself on its parks and reserves, cycle and walk ways and an abundance of creativity. Don’t be surprised to find an immediate sense of connection, an unexpected little slice of heaven, and real New Zealand authenticity. Enjoy our manaakitanga – our legendary hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to our part of the world. Come and learn more.

Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au. I am the river, the river is me.

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