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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a great trip. We stayed at blue duck lodge, John Coull hutt and tieke Kainga. Great trip, brilliant weather. Be ready to tip out of the canoe but a swim is welcome after how hot it is! The hutt wardens were great. All in...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By staying on the river you get to see a lot of the birds and locals enjoying the river. I think you can also take a trip on the river.

Thank ianfayh
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have been on many parts of this river (now regarded as a person) I love the saying I am the river, the river is me - very spiritual with amazing history along every km of it

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Center yourself and get in touch with nature and the tangatawhenua (people of the land). The Whanganui River is the most beautiful area in the North Island. You feel like you have traveled back in time as you drive along its banks. It is peaceful...More

Thank Terena C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We took the his scenic road along the river to breakout trip to Wellington. This road is very narrow and windy in the northern end. Anyone that gets car sick will find the his part challenging. Unfortunately the main places to stop going south were...More

Thank Rynell H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

As a family group we hired a jet boat from Whanganui and did a trip to the bridge to nowhere. we all had a fantastic time and learnt a lot about the history of Whanganui river would highly recommend this to anyone. beautiful scenery.

Thank macfhearghuis2017
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Canoed this for three days; two was enough! Pretty samey, slow running mostly (so hard work) punctuated by a ridiculously large number of Rapids!!! Lots of biting insects including sand flies - over rated?

Thank jack c
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We arrived and were lucky enough to have accommodation right on Wanganui River just before Cyclone Cook. The river was already quite high but with a couple of days of night rain, very convenient for us, it rose some more. A very pleasant walk is...More

Thank Keza_WA
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

After visiting NZ for more than 5 weeks now, I have see a lot of nice rivers, but there is something special here. A history, special energy or the unique nature? I don't know, but one should not miss it.

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We went as far as the bridge to no where and this part of the river was beautiful and remote and clear with amazing reflections in the water unlike the dirty coloured water flowing through the city.

Thank Alipa50
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6 October 2017|
Response from tmncanoehire |
Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours. Phone 0800 2266348
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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