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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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“jet boat” (24 reviews)
“paddle steamer” (32 reviews)
“new zealand” (15 reviews)
Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Gather some glow worms using a spade to turn over clay/dark earth around the base of large trees, attach to a hook and let float out from the rivers edge on a long light line, woohoo, you've got one...fishing at night...everyone loves eels, worth more...More

Thank kiwicanoz
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I was in Whanganui to film a tv story and the river in the "golden hour" was stunning even in the middle of winter. Rows of trees, dappled light, and a good path along the stopbank make for such a beautiful place for a walk,...More

Thank Joannepmitchell
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Thankfully it was blustery day when we walked beside the river at Wanganui. So many people were making the most of the sun between showers. The boardwalk is such an asset.

Thank Priscilla P
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was the most fantastic evening day out and I cannot recommend it enough. It isn't suitable for anybody who has trouble with walking as there is some walking involved. We had an 8 hour trip on the river with MarkWickham who knows everything that...More

Thank Terri D
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stunning sights and views, reputation of a dirty river, but one that is utilised so well by the locals and revered by local Maori. Absolutely stunning. Took a trip up on the Wairua and was entertained well by the skipper and a lovely man called...More

Thank Mercedes_benz5
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Don't worry if you're not a canoeist. You can still get up close and personal with the mighty Whanganui River by joining Rory Smith's superb small-group tours up the River Road. These five-hour trips depart by comfortable van from Tamara Backpackers Lodge and take in...More

1  Thank BeauDean
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Impressed by the number of activities that are possible on or around the river. Even in winter there was life on the river.

Thank lindejudd
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Quite a wide river through Wanganui. Access to the mouth is possible on the north side. A paddle steamer operates from Wanganui in the summer. Away from town the road following the river gives many opportunities to view the river. The Wanganui River Road to...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 25 May 2016

A few years ago we, as a family, decided to do Christmas on the river. There were 4 adults and 3 children. We had an adult and a child in 2 Canadian Canoes & 2 adults and 1 child in Kayaks. We hopped in at...More

1  Thank sidneyland
Reviewed 10 May 2016

An easy 2 hour excursion during which you get to learn a little history of the town, the river, and the Waimarie, the restored steamer you travel on. Run by warm, friendly locals there's a good blend of recorded commentary and Captain's comments on the...More

1  Thank Epitwee
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9 December 2017|
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
6 October 2017|
Response from tmncanoehire |
Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours. Phone 0800 2266348
22 August 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