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Whanganui River

Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

This review covers the Wanganui River Road that is accessed from State Highway 4, about 14 kilometres northeast of the city. Once you are on the road it winds alongside the river. Initially, you climb a long hill and are rewarded with a great view...More

3  Thank 3mfs
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this river has some nice parks along its foreshore a good river for boating and just a nice place to relax

Thank Kenny R
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Wanganui River has several attractions and the best we have found is the Paddle Steamer. Which we will do again and take the children.

Thank cw1Perth
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The river is known by Kiwis as the only river in NZ that flows upside down. Other people have told you about the different things you can do ON the river, but what about beside it? If you go to the southern end of Victoria...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A road trip along the banks of the Wanganui river will lead you back into history with many places of interest along the way. It's well worth the effort of stopping off at each of these points to gather facts and take in the wonders...More

1  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 16 April 2016

...nothing really to add to my headline, but the day I was walking along the river side there was a boat tournament and rowing club festival (?) which was fun to see while enjoying the sun.

Thank Philipp791
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Recently did the River Trip up in a jet boat and back in a canoe.. it starts from Pipiriki which is a place in the middle of no where but so pleased we decided to do it. A thoroughly enjoyable day, firstly we jetted off...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This river road is amazing, catch a boat then trek to the Bridge to Nowhere, the scenery is amazing you won't be disappointed! Make sure you take some lunch with you!

Thank Flossy1885
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 1 April 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
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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