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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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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