"Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au"
I AM THE RIVER, THE RIVER IS ME
Get off the beaten track and explore the natural & untouched Whanganui River on one of our Jet Boat or Canoe Tours. Be immersed in our local indigenous Māori & Pre-European culture by local river people - tangata whenua o te awa - for a truly unique experience and memory.
These tours are available only during the summer months of October to April and are dependant on conditions.
The takeaway shop will be closed over the winter season from 1st May until October.
IMPORTANT CLOSURE NOTICE:
The Mangapurua Track is closed from 1st June until 21st October as advised by Department of Conservation.
This tour is one of the most memorable experiences that brings you so close to an era of the past and present time, a tour that will surprise you with special thoughts of what might have been?
Jet boat upriver with stops along the way to enjoy local history and stories of the river before you paddle yourself/s back to Pipiriki, exploring and enjoying the native scenery, deep river gorges and some of the more exciting rapids along the way.
The Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail is the most diverse in NZ. With numerous sections beginning in Ruapehu, the final stage brings you down the Whanganui River Road.