educational and immersive experiences on the Whanganui River.
whakaako motuhake i ngA AAhuatanga o te awa o Whanganui.
On River Experience
Your Whanganui river experience begins when you reach Whakahoro. Before getting on the water and making your way along the Retaruke River, to join the Whanganui River, you’ll be briefed thoroughly.
All safety procedures will be discussed and you’ll be trained with the best way to steer your canoe, how to read the water, and things to look out for along the way.
Off River Experience
Time off the river is all about relaxing and telling a few stories. You’ll be provided with a tent, air mattress, inflatable pillow, and a bag for all of your things to go in – this is ‘glamping’ at its best!
You’ll be amazed at what can be cooked using a gas camp oven – roasts, baked goods, dessert – none of this dried packet stuff. And we hope you won’t go hungry, there’s plenty to keep you going!
a whanganui RIVER EXPERIENCE WITH US
Trained awa navigators
All adventures involve experiencing small rapids; however, the last day of the multi-day adventures is the most fun of them all.
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
We provide pick-up and drop-off from Raetihi; however, if you are further away and need transport, then we might be able to help.
TENTS AND BEDDING
Multi-day adventurers will be provided with a tent, air mattress, and inflatable pillow. Alternatively, huts can be booked in advance at an additional cost.
Our longest adventure offered, you’ll spend approximately 16 hours traversing
our beautiful awa while sharing our rich history, kai, and kōrero.
With approximately 11 hours of
canoeing on the awa over four days, you’ll enjoy a more leisurely pace with more
exploration and relaxation time at each stop.
Our most popular experience, you’ll spend 11 hours on the awa; visit the Bridge to Nowhere and spend time with a small Māori community. You’ll also be indulged with three catered meals daily.
If you’re pushed for time, our single day experience involves 2-3 hours on the awa, a catered lunch, and a days’ worth of rich korero.