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Whanganui River Adventures

Pipiriki, New Zealand
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About Whanganui River Adventures
Mihi nui kia a koutou katoa, Whanganui River Adventures(No Pipiriki)is the only locally owned Jetboat, Canoe and multi adventure and accommodation business based in Pipiriki.We specialise in personalised all round service promoting our local history and stories that we grew up with and what has been passed down to us by our kaumatua and kuia (ancestors, grandparents) and our whanau(families)who still reside on the awa (river)to this date. Our tours are Scenic involving scenic and historic site stops by Jetboat or Canoe/Kayak or MTB ensuring you with a safe journey to your destination from the beginning and return back. You will be greeted with a warm and cheery smile by either ourselves (Ken & Josephine) or one of our local staff before starting your tour on the Whanganui River or one of our local tracks in the area. Or you may be just calling in to our office for a friendly chat and information on our local area or just to have a hot drink and something to eat before your drive out of Pipiriki. We welcome anyone from NZders to our International Visitors from all over the world. Nau mai, Haere mai!!
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Amelia M wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand209 contributions60 helpful votes
Welcoming from the start, we had an AMAZING day with this crew heading up the river to the Bridge to Nowhere. If you're in the area, do the tour, support the locals. Also - dress warm for the boat. Even if the day is warm, a lot of the river is shaded, and you'll be travelling at 60+km/hr in an open boat for at least an hour each way. You WILL get cold if you don't put on enough warm layers. If you're a quick changer, you can drop some warm layers before getting off the boat, saving the need to carry them the 1.5 hours return to the B2N.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Carla A wrote a review May 2021
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We had a fantastic experience with this company. The friendly atmosphere and knowledge gave us a couple of great days adventure.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Heather M wrote a review Mar 2021
Taranaki Region, New Zealand20 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great day. A couple of our party were less-able, but Thomas (driver/guide) made sure we all got there and back while still enjoying the scenery, history and atmosphere. This would be a fantastic place to stay for a couple of days and make full use of the canoes, jet boat, café and good company. The campsites looked very inviting in the morning sun. Good coffee too. Friendly, knowledgeable, super-helpful, entertaining and warm people. Family (adults) was our group make-up
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Michael n Jill Cotter wrote a review Mar 2021
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Very helpful staff and Tom our guide on the jet boat up the river on Sun 28 Feb 2021 was very helpful with historical information during stoppages on the trip and at the Bridge to Nowhere. The jet boat trip in itself was exhilarating and the walk through the bush was easy for 2 over 80 year old tourists. Wonderful service from everybody involved.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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jennaoconnellRotorua wrote a review Jan 2021
rotorua4 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing weekend exploring NZ's own backyard with thanks to Whanganui river adventure. Such a hidden gem. We arrived Friday night at their campground. Did their jet boat ride upstream and canoed back. Then caught a shuttle and mountain biked to the bridge to nowhere on Saturday. Big shout out to Junior and his Whanau (sorry cant remember names! but they were all awesome). Great campsite to stay at. Hot showers. Clean. Amazing stars and bird noises at night.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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