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Address: 10 Parapara Road, Raetihi 4632, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-385 4176
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Join Whanganui River Canoes for a three - five day canoe/kayak trip on the...

Join Whanganui River Canoes for a three - five day canoe/kayak trip on the Whanganui River. You can choose to 'do it yourself'with a freedom hire, or have our guides cater for you and show you the best spots along the river.

You can meet us the night before your trip at the Raetihi Holiday Park for comfortable, affordable accommodation, or ask us about our Holiday Home if that is more your style.

We will make sure you are packed, briefed and ready to go before you start the adventure of your lifetime.

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Canoe rental Whanganui Journey

All went perfectly. Handy to have a campsite/cabins to stay the night before you leave. When we got back, we could take a hot shower and were presented hot drinks & cakes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MrqMrc
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Aalst, Belgium
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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All went perfectly. Handy to have a campsite/cabins to stay the night before you leave. When we got back, we could take a hot shower and were presented hot drinks & cakes.

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

In Nov. 2013 (I could not select 2013, so I took 2015), we made a three day trip with Charles on the Wanganui river. Charles is the best guide we could imagine; always taking care, cooking like a French star cook and being in the best mood all time. What a guide. Thank you soooo much, Charles :-). In addition... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great company, they really made the trip easy. They were flexible, happily accommodated our big group, provided great cabin and camping accommodation before the trip, great boats to travel in, good guidance on how to manage the river conditions, and welcomed us back in style. Highly recommended.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ben and Rebecca were wonderful. They helped me to organise 21 people on multiple adventures of hiking, cycling and canoeing. We hiked the Tongariro Crossing, cycled the Mangapurua trek and canoed the river. They were extremely organised, reliable and efficient. They organised bus transfers, bike hire, jet boat pick up, accomodation at Nowhere lodge and provided us with all we... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the experience provided by Ben and Rebecca. High quality kit, punctual drop off and pick up, good standard of safety briefing and very tasty and unexpected welcome back snack! As well as very friendly and helpful people. We did the five day journey and hut wardens en route were also complimentary of their company. Would recommend over... More 

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WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes - Day Tours, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the great review Ruth, and for coming along with us. We are glad you loved the trip!! Enjoy the rest of your travel :) Rebecca More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We had a great time on these guys' canoes. We did the freedom hire. Everything was well organised, nothing was a bother. I left a barrel behind in Raetihi and they dropped it halfway up the river for me to pick up the next day. So kind of them. Equipment was in good condition. We capsized on one of the... More 

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I met Rebecca at the Ohakune iSite after being in touch by e-mail. She and Ben were so accommodating in working with the couple days I had available for a river adventure. As a solo traveler I appreciated that they wouldn't send me out on my own and joined a group of 6 others for a great few days of... More 

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WRCRHP, Owner at Whanganui River Canoes - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Laura, we loved having you on the river with us - hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! More 

Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I did not hire this outfit to guide my canoe tour of the beautiful Wanganui River, but your guide, Haony, came to my assistance. He was so kind and reassuring, giving tips and watching out for me. He even fed us from your supply of food when ours did not avail itself to us. Thank you again!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Although my trip was cut short by injury I had a thoroughly good time. They had a nice laid back attitude but at the same time impressed the safety aspects. I stayed overnight at their cabins at beginning and end of trip. Although basic they were clean and common kitchen area clean and well equipped. All the equipment hired was... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I highly recommend Whanganui River Canoes. Their good service and friendly advice made the trip for us. For locals and tourists alike, this is a must-do.

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