Paddling on the Whanganui River
Image: Andrew Bain | ©

Introduction

Explore the scenic Whanganui River by paddling down it through a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. This trip is suitable for people with good fitness and confidence with a canoe.

Highlights

Campsites: Good availability | Huts: Good availability from March

Bookings are planned to open in mid-June 2021, for trips that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.

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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