Manawatu/Whanganui region

Upper reaches of the Whanganui River. Photo: Helen McGill.

Canoeing the Whanganui Journey

Manawatu/Whanganui region map.

Drift down the Wanganui River in a canoe or kayak through a landscape of lush green hills and bush clad valleys. Experience the remote scenic beauty, history and cultural significance of the river to local Maori.

The 145 km river journey from Taumarunui to Pipiriki usually takes 5 days to complete. A shorter 3 day journey from Whakahoro to Pipiriki is also possible.

Located in the Whanganui National Park in the south-west of the North Island, the nearest towns are Whanganui, Taumarunui and Ohakune.

View the Whanganui Journey brochure (PDF, 3,651K).

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Great Walks season: 1 October 2014 - 30 April 2015

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Time:  

5 days

Distance:  

145 km
 
 

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