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Introduction

Explore the scenic beauty paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys.

Highlights

  • Drift down the Wanganui River in a canoe or kayak.

  • Take a break from the water on a short walk to the Bridge to Nowhere.

  • Be immersed in culture and history with a unique stay at Tieke Kainga, the only DOC hut that is also used as a marae.

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Track overview

87 or 145 km one way

Kayaking and canoeing

3 or 5 days

Seasonal restrictions

2014/2015 Great Walks season: 1 October 2014 - 30 April 2015

 

During the Great Walks season: Bookings are required for huts and campsites.

 

Outside the Great Walks season: Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served.

Dog access

No dogs

Brochures

About this track

Contacts

Whanganui Office
Phone:      +64 6 349 2100
Email:   whanganui@doc.govt.nz
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