We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
Website
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jet boat” (24 reviews)
“paddle steamer” (34 reviews)
“new zealand” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Whanganui, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 800 862 743
Write a ReviewReviews (256)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"jet boat"
in 24 reviews
"paddle steamer"
in 34 reviews
"new zealand"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 3 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 5 reviews
"great trip"
in 9 reviews
"long drive"
in 3 reviews
"steamers"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"engine room"
in 6 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"kowhai park"
in 7 reviews
"hour trip"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 4 reviews
"rapids"
in 25 reviews
"pipiriki"
in 37 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great river to drive along or stroll along or find places to sit and watch the goings on. Lots of boats up and down, unfortunately we'd hoped to take a trip but there were none on, we guessed its because we're getting into the winter...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stroll along the rivers edge is always interesting. Boats, people and houses in the mix. Cruises are available but I haven’t tried these yet.

Thank John S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The drive up river road to pipiriki is a great drive with so much scenery to take in. A bit of roadworks. Do stop at Jerusalem and visit the church.

Thank Susan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Mt brother * I decided to the river cruise on NZ'so last coal fired paddle steamer 118 yrs old. The staff are quick to help up the gangway & up & down stairs. The trip is 2 hours & thoroughly relaxing & very enjoyable. The...More

Thank Eunice C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

For many years the Wanganui River was the river highway for Wanganui and the local area. Still a beautiful river in its own way may look brown at times but still has plenty to offer. Many site seeing trips can start on the river but...More

Thank Waynedvh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 March 2018

A trip on thus river is a great way to see the city from another angle, and to enjoy the river itself

Thank Steve G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My fiance and I try and wander along the river on a regular basis. Just beautiful, nice relaxing stroll with good condition footpaths. River market is on every Saturday morning and it is lovely to grab a drink and watch the rowers or Waimarie on...More

Thank ToothfairyGal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Awesome trip, so very grateful to live in such an amazingly beautiful country. Had a blast even though it rained 2 out of 3 days. Highly recommend Taumarunui Canoe Hire, great people to deal with.

1  Thank Joanna W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Did this tour on Friday 23 February and thoroughly enjoyed it.......only negative was the price of half of a small scone$2.50, I thought that for the price of the tickets they could give you that if you bought a coffee!

Thank Youngjude65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Forget this drive. It is long and boring with little to see on the way except multiple roadworks. There are better ways to spend time.

Thank Daryl M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
mohinigounder
9 December 2017|
Answer
Response from jobst56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi mohinigou I cannot comment on that as I'm neither a swimmer nor a canoe guy. Better ask locals. Recommend Rory, owner of Tamara Riverside Lodge. cheers
0
Votes
pando2016
6 October 2017|
Answer
Response from tmncanoehire |
Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours. Phone 0800 2266348
0
Votes
burbankmadre
22 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from pennyt675 | Reviewed this property |
The Bridge to Nowhere is an interesting part of NZ history and while challenging to access with a kayak when busy would provide some diversity including environmental science aspects as the water underneath the bridge itself... More
0
Votes
;