1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe - SUMMER SPECIAL

From NZD $195.00
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: National Park Village, NZ
  • Product code: GC1DWR-SUMMER-SPEC

Your world-famous backyard awaits you. This summer get out, enjoy, and discover your backyard. Explore the mighty the Whanganui River and experience another of New Zealand's Great Walks.

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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.

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Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the river put in, all equipment required (canoe, dry barrels for your gear, PFD’s, paddles).  

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need. Please see the “Gear Hire” section below for a full list of gear available for hire and pricing.


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

Return: 5:00pm

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.

Return Transfers

Return transfers are not included in this tour. If you require return transfers from Taupo, Turangi or Whakapapa please see our Private 1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe tour.

Gear List

Water (2 litres), lunch, snacks, 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.

Gear Hire

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

Special offers are greatly discounted off our standard product offer. We are happy to offer free postponement if trips cannot be completed for any reason, but not a refund. Refundable tour options are available, please see our premium tours. 

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