Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Tours

292 Hikumutu Road, Taumarunui
Kayaks Trips

Here at Taumarunui Canoe Hire we can offer you a variety of unguided freedom hire canoe journeys along the beautiful Whanganui River.

Experience a true kiwi adventure as you head out on a 1- 5 day journey into the heart of New Zealand with the knowledge that you are using a family run, safety conscious tour operator. We also have a jet boat that is used for both our back up river support and sight seeing.

We offer an earlier pick up time than other operators, which means that there is normally no waiting time to leave the Boat ramps. We also have our own Boat Ramp in Taumarunui and no waiting time there. Living on site means there is someone here to help with your questions when you arrive to camp the day before your journey. You are welcome to charge your phones etc for your journey, and relax on the couches in the Briefing Room enjoying our extensive views while doing your Registrations.

Most of our clients have never canoed, rafted or camped before but thoroughly enjoy their canoeing or kayaking trip and find it well within their capabilities.

We have an extensive range of top quality equipment and canoes, for example our Old Town Canoes come in from America so we do not use any other cheaper canoes.

OUR TEAM
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Our great reviews reflect how much our groups love coming with us. Together with our staff (including our six children, 5 boys and 1 girl) we love and enjoy the river and have been known to escape down the Mighty Whanganui on many occasions ourselves, making memories of our River Adventures!! This means we know and understand the Awa (river) very well.

SAFETY ON THE RIVER

  • We give a full safety briefing at our office, both on a white board and a video of the Campsites and the Hazards you need to avoid. We also give on the water training.
  • Included for your journey is easy to read Maps.
  • We will give you a comprehensive packing list once you have booked to ensure you are safe and comfortable.
  • We DO NOT HIRE TO SINGLE OR SOLO TRAVELLERS ALONE (NO EXCEPTIONS). The river is simply not safe for you to be alone on.

WEATHER DISRUPTION

  • If it looks like the river is going to go into flood we will get in touch with you as soon as we can. You can either postpone your journey or we can refund your deposit.
  • Should the river rise to an unsafe level you can stay another night on the river no problem, should you want to be evacuated then the cost of the evacuation is paid by you.
  • If the river is dropping and we may be able to put you onto the river we reserve the right to wait until we are sure before we leave for your journey.


Trips

Duration:
1 Day
Starting at:
10:00

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Duration:
2 Days
Starting at:
07:00

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Duration:
3 Days
Starting at:
07:00

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Duration:
5 Days
Starting at:
07:00

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Trips

Duration:
1 Day
Starting at:
10:00

Guide

Transport

Equipment

Bookings Essential
Duration:
2 Days
Starting at:
07:00

Guide

Transport

Equipment

Bookings Essential
Duration:
3 Days
Starting at:
07:00

Guide

Transport

Equipment

Bookings Essential
Duration:
5 Days
Starting at:
07:00

Guide

Transport

Equipment

Bookings Essential

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No equipment currently listed

Booking Details:

Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Tours



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Things to do nearby:

Whanganui River Canoe-Kayak

1 - 5 Days

Good to know

Facilities
Parking Freedom Camping Accommodation

Opening Hours

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Public Holidays
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • 07:00 - 17:00
  • Open

Policies

Cancellation/Changes

Strict: More than 3 days prior to the start of the booking = 75% refund; Less than 3 days prior to the start of the booking there is no refund. Cancellation is calculated from the difference between the time of notification and the original time of pick-up or start of the booking, for full details see terms & conditions.

Reviews

September 2017

We completed the 3 day river trip. Whakahoro to Pipiriki with 7 adults, 7 kids (6-10years). This company were the best. We had completed the trip prior to children and used another company. This company were by far, much better.

April 2018

Excellent! Had fabulous service and went the extra mile to do the little things. The safety info briefing was informative, the canoes were great and there was plenty of barrels to store your stuff. We had home baked muffins after our 3 day adventure then warm homemade hot cross buns as we got off the bus. You could leave your rubbish there at the end of the trip too! Thanks to the family for having us!