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Have been on the River Whanganui by jet boat to the Bridge to Nowhere several times with friends now. It's always a stunning trip. Must do it by canoe from Taramanui soon.
Youreally feel that you are in the wilds of New Zealand 100 years...More
I know this river from old and it used to be a place to avoid- but visited it this weekend and what a wonderful job they have done. People swimming, drinking coffee, enjoying the lovely walk afforded by the wide walkways. I did a lovely...More
A quiet place
You can cruse up the river on a century old boat
Or drive up the old river road to pipariki which is my favourite,
A beautiful drive through country that hasnt changed in 50 years
Or jump off a rope swing into...More
My cousin and I camped next to the Wanganui River, oops I forget the h, never mind. Anyway we dropped a line in and after three hours and three minutes we didn't have a bite. Little dirty I think. Was hopping for an eel.
We travelled the river journey 5 day adventure - admittedly I was petrified the first day, getting used to the rapids and canoe - eventually got there and glad I accomplished this amazing adventure - glad I got fit prior - wish I had less...More
If you are going to Whanganui instead of going over the ParaPara's why not take a trip beside the river along River Road. Visit the Historic places along the way, the Marae, that is open to visitors, Jerusalem, stopping at the Convent and beautiful old...More
Definitely recommended, great scenery, doesn't require previous experience. 3 days is probably enough, although the longer 5 day trip may have more challenging rapids above Whakahoro. We went for a freedom hire of canoes and a kayak - canoes are probably a better option as...More
Now there is a choice of 3 steamboats to take you for a trip on the river! Great way to spend a sunny afternoon and soak up the local history. Make sure you have a look into the engine room and if you're lucky you...More
We drove up the river on what can only be described as an expericience. The views of the river and the valley are outstanding. As for the road it is a bit narrow in places and care is required , hoping nothing comes the opposite...More
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
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.