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Whanganui River

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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand
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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
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nice for a kanu ride...

...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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...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 3-5 Days tours..... very nice River !!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank David G
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 recommend to others. A few things to know - - The river doesn't move swiftly... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 town side of the river along the path. Good paths in any weather.

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Thank HKirk-1234
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

With 20 people in our group (aged 13-68) we paddled for 3 days from Whakahoro to Pipiriki, enjoying the stunning scenery along the way, mixed weather, interesting camp sites, many beautiful waterfalls, caves, rapids and people along the way, best thing of all was the organisation of the people at Taumaranui Canoe Hire, couldnt have done it without their advice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Spectacular natural scenery but driver would not be able to appreciate this as the river road is pretty treacherous. Washout, potholes, blind corners, single lane in parts. But there are places to stop and take in the view. Necessary and worth it if taking a jet boat trip up river to Bridge to Nowhere.

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Thank Sam M
Scotland and New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have been on the River Whanganui by jet boat to the Bridge to Nowhere several times with friends now. It's always a stunning trip. Must do it by canoe from Taramanui soon. Youreally feel that you are in the wilds of New Zealand 100 years ago. Fabulous.

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Thank alhcookboy
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I know this river from old and it used to be a place to avoid- but visited it this weekend and what a wonderful job they have done. People swimming, drinking coffee, enjoying the lovely walk afforded by the wide walkways. I did a lovely bike ride, had a very good coffee and was really impressed. Felt like a healthy,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A quiet place You can cruse up the river on a century old boat Or drive up the old river road to pipariki which is my favourite, A beautiful drive through country that hasnt changed in 50 years Or jump off a rope swing into the river at mosquitto point

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I camped next to the Wanganui River, oops I forget the h, never mind. Anyway we dropped a line in and after three hours and three minutes we didn't have a bite. Little dirty I think. Was hopping for an eel.

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