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Easy walking along the riverside pathway on the eastern side between the two main bridges. Great for dog walkers and nature lovers with the variety of trees identified by attached name plaques. Very enjoyable and not too strenuous.
The river is filled with rapids of varying difficulty. Choose a three or five-day camping trip and have the experience of a lifetime. It’s truly stunning with fabulous sights, beautiful scenery and a break from reality. Can’t recommend it enough. If you’re not keen for...More
Stressed? Burnt out? A 3 or 5 day trip kayaking down the mighty Whanganui River from Taumarunui, with banks clad in pristine bush, shooting gentle rapids, sleeping in well maintained huts or in the bush, is the trip of a lifetime.
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
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
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
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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
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 has an interesting ecosystem.
Tieke Kianga is one of the Maori marae on the river and will provide some insight into the indigenous culture.
As another operator suggested Wanganui River Guides have a good rep but with shorter timeframes you can access jet boats to get you to both Bridge to nowhere and Tieke Kianga.
Have a fantastic visit and thanks for visiting NZ. Let me know if you need anymore info.