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Whanganui National Park

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Canoeing the Whanganui River from Whakahoro to Pipiriki (3 days)

An adventure worth doing, only wish we had discovered it earlier and taken our children as... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
celializ
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Beautiful

Regenerated bush, about 60 years old in parts. Beautiful ferns and other native plants loving the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Alipa50
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

An adventure worth doing, only wish we had discovered it earlier and taken our children as teenagers.

Thank celializ
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Regenerated bush, about 60 years old in parts. Beautiful ferns and other native plants loving the conditions. Many birds and well worth a visit if you are in Wanganui.

Thank Alipa50
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you in Whanganui, visiting the National Park is a MUST. Although the journey goes as far as 5 days, even a day is sufficient... great jet boat trip up to the stunning Bridge to Nowhere.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We drove around some of this park to see how it would be to return and cycle it on a longer trip - net result is that we're now much better informed and will return to cycle some of area's on our next holiday.

Thank Narziss
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

what an incredible part of the planet - simply stunning - absolutely tranquil, moody, such a treat and wonderful to remember past times...a Must Do !!

Thank 67arda
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Left Pipiriki at 8:30am and pleased we did as being Summer, it was getting hot by 11am! We were all on mountain bikes having ridden from National Park to Whakahoro (day 1), then to Bridge to Nowhere plus jet boat to Pipiriki (day 2) and...More

Thank Jandalz3
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

if you like your national parks with paved access routes then you're in for a disappointment with Whanganui NP. Its a true kiwi wilderness that you either have to hike or paddle your way in and out. Very limited driving opportunities other then the river...More

Thank majnz
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Hats off to the roadworkers who manage to keep this road open during winter! What a treat it was to drive through this National Park with all its twists, turns, breath-taking scenery and views! Never a dull moment and a feast for the eyes. Hot...More

1  Thank BluesNites
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Whanganui National Park is a vast expanse dominated by the River. We drove from Ohakune along the old river road to Wanganui. What a drive if you take you time and take in the scenery and breathtaking views. Hardly any traffic This road is...More

Thank Keith70
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

So much to see and if you have time the walks and tramps are amazing Again if you have time a trip on the river is not to be missed down by canoe is a trip I will always treasure But if not then the...More

Thank CraigTatts
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