Castlecliff has an amazing number and variety of local groups.

We  hope we've found most of them in the list below - if we're missing your group let us know.


Whanganui Boardriders

Whanganui Boardriders is a friendly & active group of surfing mad maniacs who just love getting out there and enjoing our deep ocean waves


Outrigger Canoe Club

Outrigger canoe rowing.

Friendly family club. Regular events.

Come paddle with the friendliest club on the river!


Large & active club

Over the years the Unit has grown from a small number of enthusiastic volunteers and a very small vessel to a strong viable Unit with a great team.


Progress Castlecliff

We are a Castlecliff community group. Our goal is to bring attention to the beauty of our suburb and enrich it all ways we can. Check out our events

Sports Club

Castlecliff Club

Large and active community sports & social club. Pool tables, darts, indoor bowls, sports betting & major matches on big screen. Restaurant.


Matai St Community Garden

"If we can educate our children about food and how to produce it. It actually saves us money and it's a good thing to know."

Te Kaihau o Kupe

Waka Ama Club

Maori Waka club

1 Wharf St (next to Manaawtu Fishing Club)


Ph Tahi Nepia, Chairperson 0275091142


Castlecliff Golf Club

Established in 1925, the CGC is a well-groomed, par 72 links course with a free draining sand base. The course provides an excellent challenge to all levels of player


Awesome Skate Park

Castlecliff has a dedicated skate park Maybe not so much a multi generational sport but if you've got the skills show them @ the annual Clifflife comp!


Duncan Pavilion
Built in 1966. Function room on first for hire & community use. Part of arts festival.
Public toilets & changing rooms (summer onluy) on ground floor.


Spirit of Whanganui
Te Wairua o Whanganui

ZK-CIF (named "The Spirit of Whanganui" / "Te Wairua o Whanganui") Now 63 years old she's retiring to a new life under the flightpath


Castlecliff Surf Club

One of New Zealands oldest surf lifesaving clubs, Castlecliff was also the first to have a dedicated lifeboat


Castlecliff Cost Care

The Castlecliff Coast Care project has been in operation for seven years now. 440 Coast Care volunteers & others contributed almost 4,000 hours during the last year!

Sunday Markets

Every Sunday noon-3pm

Locally made hand crafted art, gifts and cards plus hot food, cold drinks and whatever else is on offer from our  ever evolving range of stalls.


Sailing Wanganui

Large clunhouse on river

is our base for learning the ways of the wind and the water.  Sailing teaches you many things and is a truely muli generational sport


Clubhouse & ramps

Unspoilt by commercial fisherman we have an gereat catch incl.

Snapper, Blue Cod, Tarakihi, Gurnard, Kahawai, Kingfish, Trevally, Hapuka & Cray


Sunday Afternoon 

12 noon to 4pm every Sunday afternoon weather permitting.

5 Bryce Street - On field opposite Castlecliff 4 Square


Castlecliff Bowling Club

Now closed

Site to be redeveloped with plans for community/accessible housing


Cultivate Yoga

Yoga at the beach with a sea view - does it get any better?

Find out more here!

NS Wanganui

Neighbourhood Support

Find out abour our neighbourhood groups meeting in Castlecliff.

Join your  local group (or if there isn't one find out how NS Wanganui support you to start one)



Weekdays 10am - 4pm

CCT is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays etc) and provides a space to shop the from cool to kitsch at Thriftshop bargain prices.