Paddling on the Whanganui RiverImage: Andrew Bain ©
Whanganui National Park in
the East Coast region
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A concession is required to fly a drone on any public conservation land - apply to fly recreationally or commercially.
Watch videos of the Whanganui Journey
Bookings for the 2018/2019 season will open on Thursday 21 June at 9:30 am.
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Canoers on the Whanganui Journey
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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 2018 - 30 April 2019):
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)