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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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“jet boat” (24 reviews)
“paddle steamer” (35 reviews)
“great drive” (3 reviews)
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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+64 800 862 743
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"jet boat"
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"new zealand"
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"canoe trip"
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"long drive"
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"steamers"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"kowhai park"
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"hour trip"
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"rapids"
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"road"
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"pipiriki"
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank meatm8
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

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

Thank 67arda
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

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

Thank Woodd
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

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

Thank Bob55Auckland
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank GeorgevM
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

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

Thank Robby002
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Reviewed December 19, 2016

Unique experience for visitors. Travel up the river on a genuine paddle steamer. Has a small cafe on board. Does day and evening trips

Thank 746gillian
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Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Whanganui river is steeped in history and has many moods, it is at its best on a beautiful day. The Waimarie steamer is worth journeying up the river on. The scenery is lovely, the Waimarie history is fascinating, as is the local history. The riverside...More

2  Thank Judy H
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Is a wide river and are often things happening at the side of it like markets etc. Is a nice place to sit and read or have lunch and so close to inner city.

Thank Cat50081
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Wonderful walking & cycling tracks along the riverbank. A variety of riverboats to explore the river. Runners often run or walk around the bridges. The river has many years of interesting history which is worth learning about. The riverboat trips are a must do fun...More

Thank Sue T
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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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