Private 1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe (Taumarunui to Ohinepane)
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: National Park Village, NZ
- Product code: GCEX1DWR
Our privately guided trips provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. The beautiful scenery does a lot of the work for us but we have tailored this trip so that your group is private to you, your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and river conditions, timing for your personalised transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximise your enjoyment. They can also tailor the trip to accommodate different fitness levels and avoid weather-exposed sections.
This tour is designed for those who want to experience one of New Zealand’s Great Walks by canoe. This is a unique way of spending time in another of New Zealand’s wonderful National Parks. The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through the heart of it.
The Whanganui River is rich with Maori and European history, the largest reminder of which is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Just as the early explorers did, you will see and experience the NZ wilderness, wondering if you have taken a step back in time. Paddling downstream you will travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges, farmland as well as some rapids en-route.
Private guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the river put in, lunch (vegetarian available on request at time of booking), all equipment required (canoe, dry barrels for your gear, PFD’s, paddles), all clothing hire.
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.
Trip departures available summer only (1 October - 31 May) on application and confirmation.
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 9:00am
Your vehicle can be left at our base whilst canoeing.
We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this, we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.
Private Return Transfers
Private return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking to be added as an optional extra at booking. Please see optional extras for pricing. Return transfers require a minimum of 2 to operate. For full terms and conditions click here. Summer (1 October - 30 April).
Summer Pick up 9:00am / Return 4:00pm
Water (2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc.), Sun hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Suntan lotion, covered sandals, shorts, light top, 1 warm top layer (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), waterproof raincoat, 1 set of spare warm clothing to change into at the end of the day.
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.
It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings. +64 7892 2751.
Terms and Conditions
For full terms and conditions click here.