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Unique Whanganui River Experience

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Unique Whanganui River Experience

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daryleliza59 wrote a review Feb 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
We had an amazing time on the river, with great scenery and vistas. This is not for the faint hearted- 90km of river to paddle in 3 days requires staying power. Having the cultural guide was a definite plus as he was able to tell us about the land, the legends and instruction for the rapids. Visiting a Maori Marae and experiencing a welcome ceremony helped us understand the culture. I would advise anyone booking to send the exact requirements for the numbers of tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, pillows and any dietary restrictions in one single email to avoid communication confusion.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lynn C wrote a review Jul 2019
Feilding, New Zealand83 contributions14 helpful votes
We got in a jet boat and whizzed up the river where there were canoes waiting. We were give instructions and safety jackets and set off down the river in the company of other people on the trip. There was small rapids but these will vary with time of year and rain fall.The Whanganui river is an awesome experience. You come off the river at the same point that you entered it on the jet boat. Worth every penny.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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25Trishy wrote a review Apr 2018
Feilding, New Zealand8 contributions
Wanganui River Canoes organise a great trip down the river. YOu book your accomodation through them. WE stayed in a cabin for the last night which was very good.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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wellsynz wrote a review Feb 2018
Christchurch18 contributions7 helpful votes
I've worked in outdoor tourism for years so I know a good operator when I see one and these guys are. But what makes this experience so special is the real connection Hayden and his family have to this area. This would be the most genuine Maori cultural experience I've ever seen anywhere in New Zealand. Throw in some awesome scenery and a special meal and it's one of the best weekends away I've ever had. (We did the overnight trip with Hayden and Monique from Hiakai). Highly recommended but get in quick cos it will book out. Thanks!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Chris D wrote a review Dec 2016
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A great bucket list trip. If you nothing else do this one with Jamie Anderson . Great food, astonishing scenery and a happy, helpful and generous guide. The river is remote though but this makes it even better. Five stars plus.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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