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Whanganui River Canoes
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“whanganui river”(17 reviews)
“great fun”(4 reviews)
“short notice”(2 reviews)
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 4 days ago 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

Thank FFY123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Bmarsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you looking to get out. Get some fresh air. Just bake in the sun while working out those shoulders ;). Hit up REINA and GJ and these brothers will take you on a journey you will never forget. Highly rate this. Crew and team...More

Thank JamesP6310
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We did this trip right at the end of the season. Whilst it was a little on the chilly side, we genuinely couldn’t have had a better time. Ben and Rebecca were amazing at arranging our short-notice/last minute trip. Their pricing is amazing and they...More

Thank Jessisawanderer
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Rebecca & Ben run a great operation. We did an unguided tour. Rebecca was the only one to respond of all the companies. She kept in touch for several days over email with weather updates and other important info. The guide who took us to...More

Thank Shannon H
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Shannon - thanks for coming on the Canoe Trip with us. Our favourite part of the job is having happy customers, so we love going out of our way to make sure everyone has a safe and happy trip !! Thanks again for coming...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

From start to finish, Whanganui River Canoes were the epitome of friendly, helpful and professional. I absolutely cannot fault any part of our recent five-day river kayaking trip. It was perfect in every way and I would not hesitate to do another trip! We had...More

Thank Jessisawanderer
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Jessi - thanks for coming with us. I read your little blog - and wow - it did sound like an adventure!! I hope both of you enjoy the rest of your travels, thanks so much for trusting us with this adventure :)

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

beautiful clean campground with very friendly and helpful ladies in the reception stay awesome! stay cheap! ;)

Thank atevi22
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thanks for your review - glad you loved it :)

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Our family of 3 young adults and their parents completed the three day river trip over easter. We would highly recommend this guided trip especially our guide, reina and his younger sister. They were very knowledgeable and organised ...The canoes were in excellent condition and...More

Thank spyker2018
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi everyone - thanks for coming along with us!! So glad you loved your trip. The guides loved having you guys on the trip too. It's so great being able to help families make memories!!

Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Whanganui has been declared an entity in its own right. Our guides Te Haumihiata and Raena were respectful to the river and the canoe experience was also an introduction into the Maori way. I so appreciated our guides, their humour, their understanding and I...More

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WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thanks for coming along with us. We try to treat the Awa with respect, it is great that customers can see that, and awesome that you learned from your trip :) Thanks again :)

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Having spoken to a lot of people they say that these guys are awesome and they are right! Very friendly family atmosphere with pets to offer comfort to travellers. We did the 3 day canoe trip from Whakahoro to Pipiriki. Everything was well organised and...More

Thank jumason
WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thanks so much for coming along with us !! What an adventure, huh? I think we managed to eventually find most of our canoes. Some people are still digging canoes out of slips further upstream :0 You are more than welcome for the fish and...More

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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