We had a very interesting trip on the river on a renovated paddle steamer with a detailed narrative of the sights to be seen on both river banks. We were there on the day of a raft race, so we were able to cheer on...More
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Came across many guides and ex-guides on the river who were happy to share experiences as we paddled down river or were at campsites. DOC and the local management have provided information boards at key locations so felt we got a good cultural experience.
By going to Pipiriki on the. Mail bus was amazing as Val the driver gave a running commentary plus stopped for photos.
We used Whanganui River Guides based out of the town National Park in Tongariro. I forget the guides name but he was an English guy who was really good. We had the river to ourselves on s beautiful day. The river is wide and calm...More
Drove along the river road, fed the ducks - relaxing just to look at it - took a trip on the paddle boat - after all we was tourists... had lunch then went back for a leisurely stroll, totally relaxing atmosphere and the locals were...More
Maori Historic connections are strong and prominent and the most important aspect of the River.This historic River was the Danube of the Southern Hemisphere in the 19th century with tourists coming from around the world to ride the Riverboats. You can still do this with...More
We slowly drove up the river road, stopping at a marae where we were made most welcome and the old flour mill. Beautiful scenery and very quiet.
Took a hired kyak as a solo for a few days on the river. Teamed up with a team of 4 as solos were not allowed on the river. After the first day and a few duckings I got the hang of it. The weather...More
Great place to go jet skiing, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, or to merely stroll alongside or swimming in. Easy to access, clean and safe because of its slow pace.