The Overnighter - 2 Day Jet Boat and Canoe Tour

Tour Time

2 Days

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Tour Cost

Adults: $215.00 pp (min 2 adults required)

Children: (5-15yrs) $107.50 pp

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Day 1.

Join us on our guided tour to the ‘Bridge To Nowhere” departing from Pipiriki at 10:00 am. Enjoy the history and stories that we grew up with and share with you along the way to the “Bridge To Nowhere” landing on the jet boats.

Bring your lunch, we supply the tea, coffee and hot chocolate after a 40min walk you arrive at the “Bridge To Nowhere” where you sit back and enjoy lunch while your guide tells you the story of why the “Bridge To Nowhere” is there.

Returning back to the river at approx 2pm your guide will give you a demonstration and safety briefing on how to paddle your canoe. Spend 2 hours (12kms) paddling down to Tieke Kainga/hut in the afternoon.


Day 2.

Your second day is spent paddling from Tieke Kainga/hut back to Pipiriki (20kms). This takes 4-5 hours to paddle and you pass through some of the best scenery on the Whanganui River, with long flat sections of water and also some rapids to keep it refreshing.



This tour is available only during the summer months of October to April and is dependant on conditions.


Overnight Clothing

Sleeping Bag



Cooking Utensils


Check in time at our base in Pipiriki is 9am to allow time for loading overnight luggage into water tight barrels.


***Price does not include overnight pass at Tieke Kainga/Mangapurua or Ngaporo Campsite***

You need to book this on the Whanganui Department of Conservation website.

Canoeing is unguided.

Please check with us before booking to check the availability. Minimum – 2 adults.


***This tour is dependant on weather and river conditions***

***Check with us about our Accommodation options in Pipiriki***

Whanganui River Adventures have the right to alter, delay or cancel if these conditions are unsuitable.


Nov – March/April only.


Age restrictions apply.

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