Explore the scenic beauty paddling down the Whanganui River, from 1 day to 5 days.
Canoe/kayak the beautiful Whanganui River. With rapids, waterfalls, farmland and native bush this adventure has it all. You can camp in the New Zealand DOC campsites along your way or just go for a day!
The Whanganui River is classed as one of the great walks of New Zealand and suitable for most ages and skill levels. You start off paddling through farmland and rapids. After your first day the river will move towards the deep gorges, waterfalls, and bush.
The first few days are calm and very suitable for beginners. The latter part of the trip involves a few rapids however your first couple of days will develop the experience for beginners to enjoy it safely.
Most people complete a 5 day trip however there are options for a 3 day or even a 1 day trip.
GOOD TO KNOW
Department of Conservation (DOC) paddling guide
At Mangapurua Landing (around half way), where the old riverboats used to tie up, hop out of your canoe and take a walk to the Bridge to Nowhere.