Public Toilets

Whanganui’s public toilets are cleaned every evening on a schedule that varies, so closing times are not set unless specified below.

Most toilets, unless otherwise stated, are open from about 6.00am.

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Public toilet


Anzac Parade (freedom camping area, near boat ramp)


Orient toilets (Victoria Avenue, second block)


  Victoria Avenue (next to Sunny’s)    5.30am and 8.30pm.
  Taupo Quay (next to InterCity bus terminal)  24/7

Moutoa Gardens/Pākaitore (between Market Place and Bates Street)

Dawn to 8.00pm

Aramoho Shopping Centre (140 Somme Parade)

Dawn to dusk

Aramoho Cemetery (3 Papaiti Road)

Dawn to dusk

Aramoho Cemetery Chapel (3 Papaiti Road)

Open and closed as required

Kowhai Park (Anzac Parade)

Dawn to dusk (winter)
Dawn to 8.00pm (summer)

Bason Botanic Gardens (552 Rapanui Road)

8.00am-5.30pm (outside of daylight saving hours)

Whanganui East Shopping Centre (Duncan Street)

Dawn to dusk

Williams Domain (between Patapu Street and Hakeke Street)

Dawn to dusk

Wembley Park (Wilkie Street, gates and grandstand)

Open for winter football and
events as required

Victoria Park (Parsons Street)

Open for cricket season and events as required

Durie Hill (Blyth Street)


St Hill Street (Ladies' Rest Rooms and men's toilets)

Limited facilities available 24/7;
full facilities open dawn to dusk

Cooks Gardens (St Hill Street), toilets under
main grandstand

Dawn to dusk

Rotokawau Virginia Lake, Great North Road
Cityside and lakeside tracks
Winter Gardens

All day
Dawn to dusk (winter)
Dawn to 8.00pm (summer)

Springvale Park (between Parsons Street and London Street)

Dawn to dusk

Gonville Domain (Alma Road)

Dawn to dusk

Gonville Shopping Centre (Abbot Street)

Dawn to dusk

Tregenna Street (fishing wharf)


Rangiora Street (Castlecliff Playground)

Dawn to dusk

Duncan Pavilion (Castlecliff Domain, Seafront Road)

Dawn to dusk (summer)
Closed for winter from 31 March

i-SITE Visitor Information Centre (Taupo Quay)

9.00am–5:00pm (Monday-Friday)
9.00am–4:00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
9.00am–3.00pm (public holidays)

Kai Iwi Beach, Mowhanau

Dawn to dusk

Peat Park (Peat Street)

Dawn to dusk

Hipango Park (Whanganui River access only)


Lake Wiritoa (beach toilets, 316 Kaitoke Road, south of Whanganui)

All day

Ototoka Beach, Ototoka Beach Road (long drop)


William Birch Pools (State Highway 3, north of Whanganui)

Dawn to dusk

 Otamaire (Whanganui River Road between Koriniti and Atene, long drop)   24/7
 Jerusalem (Whanganui River Road)  24/7