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Had a rush trip to Whanganui for work.
This river is very extensive.
There are lots of activities to do, including paddle river boat tours.
Fishing at the bar.
Rowing, canoeing etc
The upper reaches are very historical.
Such a great trip. We stayed at blue duck lodge, John Coull hutt and tieke Kainga. Great trip, brilliant weather. Be ready to tip out of the canoe but a swim is welcome after how hot it is! The hutt wardens were great. All in...More
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
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
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.
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?
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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
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 has an interesting ecosystem.
Tieke Kianga is one of the Maori marae on the river and will provide some insight into the indigenous culture.
As another operator suggested Wanganui River Guides have a good rep but with shorter timeframes you can access jet boats to get you to both Bridge to nowhere and Tieke Kianga.
Have a fantastic visit and thanks for visiting NZ. Let me know if you need anymore info.