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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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“jet boat” (24 reviews)
“paddle steamer” (33 reviews)
“new zealand” (16 reviews)
Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743

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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Sandie T
Reviewed 31 March 2016

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.

Thank pennyt675
Reviewed 27 March 2016

By going to Pipiriki on the. Mail bus was amazing as Val the driver gave a running commentary plus stopped for photos.

Thank lizconnell2
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

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

Thank LockeysOutdoors
Reviewed 18 March 2016

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

Reviewed 15 March 2016

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

1  Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

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.

Thank Bobcat605
Reviewed 4 March 2016

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

2  Thank buskerboy
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We got to see the famous yellow duck. Now waiting to see a raft race. The rowers were in full action early this morning lovely walkways on both sides. Every man and his dog look to be out today

Thank walkingholiday
Reviewed 11 February 2016

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.

Thank Brittany_11_10
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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