Paddling on the Whanganui RiverImage: Andrew Bain ©
Whanganui National Park in
the Manawatu/Whanganui region
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Bookings are open for trips from 1 October 2017 – 30 April 2018.
An update on when bookings will open for the 2018/2019 season will be posted here in May 2018.
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Canoers on the Whanganui Journey
Image: | DOC
Be immersed in culture & history with a unique stay at Tieke Kainga
Canoe through a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys
Image: Adrift Outdoors Ltd ©
Campers at John Coull campsite
Take a break from the water on a short walk to the Bridge to Nowhere
Image: Robert Dickinson ©
Canoer on the Whanganui Journey
87 or 145 km one way
In the Great Walks season (1 October 2017 - 30 April 2018):
Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018):
Whanganui Journey brochure (PDF, 3,990K) - includes map
Whanganui Journey paddling guide (PDF, 925K)