Paddling on the Whanganui River
Image: Andrew Bain | ©

Introduction

Explore the scenic beauty paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys, if you have good fitness and confidence with a canoe.

Highlights

  • Enjoy 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.

Watch videos of the Whanganui Journey

Bookings are open for trips to 30 April 2021.

87 or 145 km one way

Kayaking and canoeing

3 or 5 days

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (1 October 2020 – 30 April 2021):

  • Bookings are required for huts and campsites

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2021 – 30 September 2021):

  • Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs

Video

Contacts

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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