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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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“jet boat” (24 reviews)
“paddle steamer” (33 reviews)
“new zealand” (16 reviews)
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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+64 800 862 743

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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take either the local steamer of drive north to the River Road and take in the beautiful sights that abound. Kiwi at its beat and NOT hit by too many tourists.

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a drive to the river mouth to see the black beach with bleached driftwood. Not for swimming mind you although some locals madly did. Up stream out of the city is pleasant with plenty of places to pull over and go for a wander....More

Thank Baldbutsexy
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

A beautiful blue river in New Zealand. The surrounding hills and banks were a joy to see and, although we could have preferred some more warmth, it was great to view

1  Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We walked the toll paths one day and noticed the paddle steamer so went back the next morning and took the 2 hour trip which was great fun.

Thank Sparkie154
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I visit Whanganui every three months and always get plenty of exercise by walking along the river path. There are some very interesting art installations/sculptures along the bank particularly on the Somme Parade side. There are three big bridges near the town which are for...More

Thank Libranace
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Right by the river there’s a beautiful drive and we settled at Kowhai Park. The water didn’t look good for swimming but there’s a nice city centre nearby with cafes and the usual retail shops. Weather was great and people friendly.

Thank Cynthia N
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had a rush trip to Whanganui for work. This river is very extensive. There are lots of activities to do, including paddle river boat tours. Fishing at the bar. Rowing, canoeing etc The upper reaches are very historical.

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Runs right through Wanganui. Can follow it along or just sit on the river bank,enjoy the views and have a nice relaxing picnic with friends and family

Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Impressive river through town - we watched triathletes training their swimming. More impressive if you follow the river up north inland.

Thank jobst56
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mohinigounder
9 December 2017|
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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
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pando2016
6 October 2017|
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Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours. Phone 0800 2266348
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burbankmadre
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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
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