Waverley is a small town 20 kms west of Wanganui. The town services the surrounding rural community but clearly is affected by an economic drain to Wanganui. Waverley is struggling and clearly the next decade will be a test. Unfortunately Waverley has yet to claim to be the ‘capitol’ of something and needs an identity.

The town is well known for its farming and thoroughbred stables. The race horse Kiwi was trained in the paddocks of a Waverley sheep farm by owner Snow Lupton, and went on to go from last on the final bend to win the 1983 Melbourne Cup. Waverley has a fine racetrack and has regular representative horse track meetings.

The Churches in Waverley have some historic background.

The two Waverley hotels are vintage to the more an active past.

The Waverley War Memorial is central and well maintained.

Waverley has a number of cafes and coffee shops and is a popular place for tourists to stop for a break before entering the Taranaki region.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course