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Join Whanganui River Canoes for a three - five day canoe/kayak trip on the Whanganui River. You can choose to 'do it yourself'with a freedom hire, or have our guides cater for you and show you the best spots along the river. You can meet us the...more
10 Parapara Road, Raetihi 4632, New Zealand
+64 6-385 4176
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Reviewed yesterday

We had yet another fantastic 5 day trip down the river. Thanks to our guides Raynor and Te Hou. You two are amazing. Great people, great food and great coffee. Your knowledge of the river and surrounding area was well worthwhile. We will see you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PeterPatten
Reviewed 2 days ago

We simply found WRC on the internet and communicated via phone and email. The experience was absolutely brilliant! As novice paddlers and first time DOC campers we probably needed a higher level of fitness to do 90 km's in 3 days. but we followed Rebecca's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 4k_this
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I’d like to thank Rebecca and her family. They made my boyfriend’s birthday special by preparing the cake and candles after the canoe trip. Moreover, we don’t speak English well and actually didn’t really know how to paddle, but because of their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kauri1003
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awww, thanks guys for coming along and doing a Whanganui River Canoe Trip with us!! It is always great seeing customers arrive at the end proud of their accomplishments!! And was really good to share your birthday with you :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hired canoes from WRC and stayed a night. Canoe journey was prepared perfectly with lots of advice. Ben and Rebecca were very helpful with any question and went out of their way to organise a connection at the end of our trip to make sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeighPanebianco
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We were a group of three and rented a canoe and a kayak from Whanganui River Canoes for 3 days and also stayed at the Raehiti Holiday Park where the company is based the night before we set off and the night we returned from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chloé B
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awww Chloe, thanks for your fantastic review - we love that you noticed so many of the ways that we go out of our way to make your trip memorable. Hopefully you all had a fantastic Xmas and New Year after your adventure with us...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing 3 day trip down whanganui river with Ben and the crew at whanganui river canoes. Such a beautiful and unspoiled part of NZ. Amazing staff and very helpful. Awesome feed once returning to campground. Many thanks guys the Poms had a blast. Chur

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bensully
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review!!! It really is a beautiful spot that we are in isn't it :) Our staff love the area too !!

Reviewed 23 November 2018

We did the 5 day trip early November and loved it. While we didn't all survive one or two of the rapids dry, we had an epic adventure. The first two nights were camping and the final two nights we stayed in huts. Great way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Thanks heaps for choosing to paddle with us - and well done on your achievement!! 50/50 has started living up to it's name again in the last couple of weeks. We love that you were able to make amazing memories with your mates:)

Reviewed 17 November 2018

Context: We 3 guys are all 70+ and have rock and mountain climbed, trekked, skied and engaged in long distance cycle touring since our 20’s. We carry the effects; replacement knees, plated collarbones, badly mended thumbs and other injuries. We hadn’t done much canoeing, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank raalders
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Hi Rob, thanks for coming along the trip - so glad you had a fantastic time on the river :)

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Had a epic trip down the river with GJ and reina plenty of laughs and good banter. Was a awsome work trip the bar was definitely ideal! Some awsome countrey showing what nz has to offer

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FFY123
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time on the awa with Reina and GJ, best guides, plenty of knowledge, great atmosphere, easy to talk to and all around good Kiwi lads. Would highly recommend to any group keen on a true kiwi adventure.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Wayne R
11 February 2017|
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Response from WRCRHP | Property representative |
Hi Wayne, our season runs from October through till the end of April. There is still plenty of time this season if you want to come along :)
10 November 2015|
Response from WRCRHP | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your question. I would recommend taking the train to Ohakune, as that is only 10 minutes away so a lot easier for us to pick you up. We do offer a full briefing, and description of the river, and how... More