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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  • Nice to go down (or up) by car, bike, jet boat or canoe (one section with a gorge is boat/canoe only - no road or track). Trips from 1 to 7 days. Campsites by the river, lodge near the Bridge to Nowhe...  more »
  • My two friends and I rented a canoe and kayak for the three-day trip down the Whanganui from Whakahoro to Pipiriki. We stayed at the DOC Ōhauora campsite the first night and Ramanui Campground the sec...  more »
  • Stayed for one night near the river. The following morning I did a run on the river paths, across the bridges, thru the reserve, beautiful view as the sun was coming up and the river came to life. My ...  more »