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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  • 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 »
  • With 20 people in our group (aged 13-68) we paddled for 3 days from Whakahoro to Pipiriki, enjoying the stunning scenery along the way, mixed weather, interesting camp sites, many beautiful waterfalls...  more »
  • Spectacular natural scenery but driver would not be able to appreciate this as the river road is pretty treacherous. Washout, potholes, blind corners, single lane in parts. But there are places to sto...  more »