Unique Whanganui River Experience

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Unique Whanganui River Experience

Unique Whanganui River Experience
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Unique Whanganui River Experiences offers unique educational and immersive one and multi-day experiences on the Whanganui River. The fully hosted, Māori experiences are guided by trained Awa navigators. Spend up to 16 hours traversing the beautiful Awa in a canoe, while learning about the rich history, kai, and kōrero. Visit the website or call us to learn more.
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Peregrinak
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
Fantastic experience
Jan 2016 • Friends
Jamie's knowledge of the Whanganui river along with his love and respect for it made this a truly memorable trip. The meals were amazing.. roast dinners and blueberry muffins cooked in a camp oven at remote locations! Totally recommend this if you have the opportunity!
Written 2 January 2016
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sallyw670
Blenheim11 contributions
Unique Experience
Mar 2015 • Friends
Our group of 11 had an amazing time with Jamie. We slept in roomy tents with fantastic inflatable mattresses. Incredible meals appeared from the camp oven, including morning teas and desert. We were very safely guided down the river with information stops along the way. This is an area rich in history, much of which Jamie could tell us. Thoroughly enjoyed this 'unique' experience and can highly recommend.
Written 19 March 2015
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nzguern
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
What could be better?
Mar 2015 • Family
Two hours on the Whanganui river on a Saturday morning was a great way to show my visiting Aunt the sites. Hint ...don't wear white! The coal ash does settle on your clothes.
Written 17 March 2015
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Luke V
Tweed Heads, Australia1 contribution
awesome canoe trip down the Whanganui River
Mar 2015 • Couples
My Family and I did the 5 day canoe tour down the Whanganui River by our tour guide Jamie. Jamie made the whole experience so worth while with his knowledge of the river and its history, his oustanding camp cooking and his sense of humour. The trip can be made with other groups, but this is by far the most enjoyable with Jamie's cooking, knowledge and help from his little outboard motor (for the long still straights of river). I can't recommend doing this trip enough but only with Jamie!
Written 5 March 2015
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Francis T
1 contribution
Canoeing down the Whanganui
Jan 2015 • Friends
An excellent 5 days canoeing down the Whanganui river with Jamie our tour guide, chef and fount of all knowledge on the river and its surrounds.
Advertises and delivers gourmet food - porridge (40+ years since I'd eaten porridge - it never tasted like this), glazed ham on the bone, filet steak, lamb legs, scones, muffins, banana cake all produced on a camp oven.
Side trips to interesting sites like 'the bridge to nowhere, and a day off the river as well as the odd dunking all combine to really make the trip truly 'Unique'.
I recommend this canoe trip to anyone.
Thanks, Jamie.
Written 18 February 2015
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AlexNZ2
Auckland, New Zealand28 contributions
A good way to celebrate a new year
Dec 2014 • Couples
We did the 5 day trip over New Year's, with a group of 10 people. Jamie was calm and relaxed, and a good host, and prepared excellent dinners at the end of each day. We ate around the camp table which was a lovely way to end each day.
Highly recommended way to explore the Whanganui River. No cellphone reception for 5 days, and I didn't think of work once.
Alex
Written 28 January 2015
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yas4321
Auckland Region, New Zealand14 contributions
Canoeing down the Wanganui River with Jamie
Jan 2015 • Friends
I waited 18 years to do this trip of my dreams and it was AMAZING!! I loved the whole experience...the canoeing,the scenery,tenting,swimming in river holes,the history,bush walking etc.Jamie was an expert guide,cook,organiser, and host.He did not hurry us..(half the group were in our 60's and 70's) and made sure we were confident to tackle all the fun rapids and obstacles.Extra interesting side trips on and off the water, plus amazing food for campers, made this trip truely "unique".
Written 27 January 2015
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Phillip P
Palmerston North, New Zealand4 contributions
Craig and Carla
Jan 2015 • Couples
Had a great time. Jamie is a very capable guide and made the trip most enjoyable.
Mix of people in the group was excellent and we all got on very well. We were all made to feel good on the water, even oldies like us.
Well done Jamie.
My only suggestion for improvement would be to perhaps vary the porridge for breakfast.
Written 26 January 2015
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Anna T M
10 contributions
Paddling down the Whanganui
Jan 2015
Jamie is an awesome guide, he made the trip fun but safe, his easy going nature made everyone feel at ease, he provided us with delicious food, and lots of historical facts about the area. A great trip all around.
Written 23 January 2015
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Jane T
11 contributions
Amazing River Trip
The most amazing week spent kayaking down the spectacular Whanganui River. Jamie is so knowledgeable and fantastic host. He has been down the river over 60 times so knows what he's doing and is able to explain so even us newbies could understand the best way to get through the rapids. Several side trips really made the trip and if you can, take a waterproof camera with you.

The food was amazing (although I did bring some of my own as I am vegan) and was the envy of other river riders.
If you've ever thought about this trip, do it with Jamie (he probably can't guarantee the 5 fantastic days of weather that we had, but it would be amazing no matter what)
Written 23 January 2015
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