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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)
LOCATION
Whanganui, New Zealand
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+64 800 862 743
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed June 12, 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
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Reviewed June 4, 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
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Reviewed May 25, 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
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Reviewed May 10, 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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Reviewed May 1, 2016

This review covers the Wanganui River Road that is accessed from State Highway 4, about 14 kilometres northeast of the city. Once you are on the road it winds alongside the river. Initially, you climb a long hill and are rewarded with a great view...More

3  Thank 3mfs
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

this river has some nice parks along its foreshore a good river for boating and just a nice place to relax

Thank Kenny R
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

The Wanganui River has several attractions and the best we have found is the Paddle Steamer. Which we will do again and take the children.

Thank cw1Perth
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

The river is known by Kiwis as the only river in NZ that flows upside down. Other people have told you about the different things you can do ON the river, but what about beside it? If you go to the southern end of Victoria...More

Thank SLRobinsonNZ
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Reviewed April 15, 2016

A road trip along the banks of the Wanganui river will lead you back into history with many places of interest along the way. It's well worth the effort of stopping off at each of these points to gather facts and take in the wonders...More

1  Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed April 15, 2016

...nothing really to add to my headline, but the day I was walking along the river side there was a boat tournament and rowing club festival (?) which was fun to see while enjoying the sun.

Thank Philipp791
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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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