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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“jet boat” (24 reviews)
“paddle steamer” (35 reviews)
“great drive” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Whanganui, New Zealand
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+64 800 862 743
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"jet boat"
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"paddle steamer"
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"great drive"
in 3 reviews
"new zealand"
in 16 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 5 reviews
"long drive"
in 3 reviews
"steamers"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"engine room"
in 6 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"kowhai park"
in 7 reviews
"hour trip"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 4 reviews
"rapids"
in 25 reviews
"road"
in 48 reviews
"pipiriki"
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

By staying on the river you get to see a lot of the birds and locals enjoying the river. I think you can also take a trip on the river.

Thank ianfayh
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have been on many parts of this river (now regarded as a person) I love the saying I am the river, the river is me - very spiritual with amazing history along every km of it

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 23, 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
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Reviewed June 14, 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
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Reviewed May 26, 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
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Reviewed April 14, 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
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Reviewed April 9, 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
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Reviewed March 31, 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
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Reviewed March 24, 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 Anne A
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mohinigounder
December 9, 2017|
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Response from jobst56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi mohinigou I cannot comment on that as I'm neither a swimmer nor a canoe guy. Better ask locals. Recommend Rory, owner of Tamara Riverside Lodge. cheers
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pando2016
October 6, 2017|
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Response from tmncanoehire |
Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours. Phone 0800 2266348
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burbankmadre
August 22, 2016|
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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
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