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Tour Cost

Transport and Jet Boat Ride or

Transport and Canoe Tour:

Adults: $320.00 pp (min 2 adults required)

Children: $300.00 pp

Minimum numbers apply
(Ask about our group discounts)

Tēnā Koutou Katōa, Nau mai Hāere mai.

Wairua Journey’s greets and welcomes you with quality assurance to enjoy and experience from the Maunga Mount Tongariro to the Awa Whanganui River. Authentic local’s will share with you their culture, knowledge and stories along the way with photography opportunities and where memories will be made everlasting.

You naturally experience the uniqueness of the personal service provided from your hosts being authentic local’s from the Maunga Mt Tongariro and of the Awa Whanganui River.


Wairua Journey’s – a partnership

Wairua Journey’s is a partnership between Backyard Tours and Whanganui River Adventures to offer transport and jet boat and canoeing tours as a package.

Transport is provided by Backyard Tours and you can choose your two day exploration package. Backyard Tours will transport you to self hike the live Volcano of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to then transfer you to go jet boating, canoeing, or hiking along the banks of the Whanganui River with Whanganui River Adventures.

Our manuhiri visitor will endure quality assurance and the enjoyable customer experience over a two day exploration with Cultural acknowledgements, use of Walking poles, Photography opportunities and complimentary condiments.

Just book your transport for the day of your Whanganui River Adventure tour and then book with us your day of request for hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Sit back, relax, and let us drive you.



Two Day Package Options:

Tongaririo Alpine Crossing

BACKYARD TOURS – Summer Only, Weather Permitting

  • Turangi place of stay or ask if elsewhere for departures
  • Backyard Tours Private Carpark on SH46 departures

Minimum 2 persons. Includes Māori blessings, Free Photo, Free use walking poles, Free drink at end.


Then choose your tour:


The Bridge to Nowhere – Jet Boat Tour


Jet boat up river for 32kms through fern and flax cloaked gorges.

From there you will guided on a gentle hike to the “Bridge to Nowhere” where you will rest to enjoy the historical monument of a bygone era.

Minimum 4 persons. Includes Māori blessings, Tea or Coffee and biscuits.


The Traveller with Little Time – Jet Boat & Canoe Tour

WHANGANUI RIVER ADVENTURES – All Year Round, Weather Permitting

Jet boat up river for 13kms to then be instructed with a demonstration to Self-canoe and paddle yourself whilst enjoying the native scenery, deep river gorges and some of the more exciting rapids along the way of return journey.



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

Whanganui River Aventures

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