Whanganui River, Whanganui

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Beautiful year-round, Whanganui River draws visitors with its hiking, fishing, and sightseeing opportunities. Running through North Island from Mount Tongariro to the coast at Whanganui, the river is the nation's third-longest at 190 km (118 mi). Historically, it holds great significance for the native Maori people, figuring prominently in many of their legends. Now, tourists come here during all seasons to witness its natural beauty, hike through its surrounding forests, and fish in its fresh water. For Whanganui River and beyond, use our Whanganui itinerary maker to get the most from your Whanganui vacation.
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  • We took the his scenic road along the river to breakout trip to Wellington. This road is very narrow and windy in the northern end. Anyone that gets car sick will find the his part challenging. Unfort...  more »
  • As a family group we hired a jet boat from Whanganui and did a trip to the bridge to nowhere. we all had a fantastic time and learnt a lot about the history of Whanganui river would highly recommend t...  more »
  • Canoed this for three days; two was enough! Pretty samey, slow running mostly (so hard work) punctuated by a ridiculously large number of Rapids!!! Lots of biting insects including sand flies - over r...  more »

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