What our manuhiri have to say

At Unique Whanganui River Experience, we love taking manuhiri (visitors) from all across Aotearoa, out onto our awa (river) and giving them an experience filled with manaakitanga (hospitality) and adventure. Here is a little of what they have to say.


Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
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Exciting and Amazing Experience

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2019

Jamie, you have made the Whanganui River the most exciting and amazing experience for both of us. It was absolutely unique! We loved every moment, every meal and every laugh.

Fliss and Martin

Canoeing down the Whanganui

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2019

An excellent 5 days canoeing down the Whanganui river with Jamie our tour guide, chef and fount of all knowledge on the river and its surrounds.
Advertises and delivers gourmet food – porridge (40+ years since I’d eaten porridge – it never tasted like this), glazed ham on the bone, fillet steak, lamb legs, scones, muffins, banana cake all produced on a camp oven.
Side trips to interesting sites like ‘the bridge to nowhere, and a day off the river, as well as the odd dunking all, combine to really make the trip truly ‘Unique’. I recommend this canoe trip to anyone. Thanks, Jamie.

Francis T

Truly ‘Unique Whanganui experience’

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2019

A 5 day experience of real genuine passion and commitment. An excellent knowledge of the river, its history and its foibles. Good to work with and a fun sense of humour. Had a lot of fun.

Gramham Young

"E rere kau mai te Awa nui mai i te KAAhui Maunga ki Tangaroa"

We’ll guide you through the heart of the Whanganui River, places inaccessible by land, and you’ll get a taste of the great food, history and culture of the river - memories that will stay with you forever.
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