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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)
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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+64 800 862 743
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"beautiful scenery"
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"kowhai park"
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

On a hot sunny day (take a brolly) the steam boat takes you up the river as far as the only church with a tower that has 3 sides at the top. See the engine room which is a rarity of its kind. Wonder at...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

The higher up the better. Beautiful views and scenery. Closer to the city, well...yuk

1  Thank r33s3
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Ok this is a lovely drive through a quaint town called Jerusalem to destination Pipirik -Just remember to get petrol, food and drink before you leave as there are no stations or even shops on this road. Also the road is narrow and winding very...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2012

I have canoed down it several times now & each time is different, whether hi or lo water flow. It can take from 2-5 days & guided trips are available. However it's much cheaper to hire the boats for yourself & pick up a guidebook...More

1  Thank SPYC
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

This is a drive with a difference, following the history of the river and its people as far as Pipiriki. It is a bit of a trek with a very windy section forst up, narrow roads and some gravel but worth the effort. Make sure...More

Thank Shazze1
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Driving the Whanganui River Road is something that I believe all New Zealanders should do at least once in their life time. The road running from just north of Wanganui (off State Highway 4) through to Pipiriki follows the course of the Whanganui River. Visitors...More

Thank Adrian J
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Our guide on the boat was a 4th generation farmer in the area, so we got a lot of really good local information and we had plenty of time on the walk to The Bridge to Nowhere where we were offered tea, coffee and Cookies...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

The only way to see the Wanganui River - properly - is to take the restored paddle steamer, the Waimarie, on its daily two hour cruise up river. It's a trip back in time - complete with a very informative commentary. And for steam buffs,...More

Thank SSN13
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Officially there are 5 days of the Whanganui River Journey which can be done in two journeys or just the one. The Whanganui Journey is classified as a "Great Walk" so all camping/huts have to be booked in advance. A group of us had planned...More

1  Thank NettyA
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

excellent tour up the river through the serene gorges by Jet Boat

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mohinigounder
9 December 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
6 October 2017|
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Response from tmncanoehire |
Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours. Phone 0800 2266348
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burbankmadre
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
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