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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 March 2017

3 days canoeing down the Whanganui river surrounded by mist, towering cliffs and thick dense bush in an almost eerie quiet, interspersed with the sounds of birds and approaching rapids. This was an amazing way to experience an inaccessible part of New Zealand. No road...More

Thank AnnieValdaAllen
Reviewed 13 March 2017

...you can take the big boat in Whanganui, its a Steamer,...but maybe a bit boring,..... we did a 2 hour Kanu ride, from Pirikiri, actually Bridge to nowhere, that was nice....up withe the Jet Boat, than hiking , back with the Kanu. There are also...More

Thank India2012
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Nice to go down (or up) by car, bike, jet boat or canoe (one section with a gorge is boat/canoe only - no road or track). Trips from 1 to 7 days. Campsites by the river, lodge near the Bridge to Nowhere.

Thank David G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My two friends and I rented a canoe and kayak for the three-day trip down the Whanganui from Whakahoro to Pipiriki. We stayed at the DOC Ōhauora campsite the first night and Ramanui Campground the second night. It was a fun trip, and one I'd...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night near the river. The following morning I did a run on the river paths, across the bridges, thru the reserve, beautiful view as the sun was coming up and the river came to life. My husband did a walk on the...More

Thank HKirk-1234
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burbankmadre
Hi, I will be traveling to New Zealand in March 2017 and will only have a day - maybe two - to go down the Whanganui. I'll be traveling with 12 - 14 students (ages 15 - 18) and an environmental scientist. Any thoughts or suggestions on the following would be greatly appreciated: - a particularly pretty and serene part of the river; - a place where we can stay the night (an eco-lodge, a marae or camping), and - a canoe/kayak tour operator who can safely take us down the river Thanks for any help! Stephanie
22 August 2016|
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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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