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 4.6 out of 5
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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A relaxing and amazing haerenga.

Rated 5 out of 5
December 18, 2022

Spending 5 days on a guided tour down the Whanganui awa, through the spectacular Whanganui National Park with whānau and friends was a relaxing and amazing haerenga.. Hone our river guide was superb. I appreciated his iwi knowledge, his use of te reo and tikanga, his skill and understanding of the awa, his calm manner and sense of humour .Along with Lulu our river guide and cook ( who was also fabulous), they ensured that we were fed along the way, that we arrived safely at each destination and each evening we were treated to more delicious kai and a lot of laughter. I highly recommend this guided river adventure with Unique Tours as it really is a great experience.
Ngā manaakitanga – Ally

Ally Gibbons


Rated 5 out of 5
March 8, 2022

spent three days on the awa with whanau and was very sad when it came time to get our waka off the awa to return home, loved all the korero all the way down and fresh kai.
tino atahua.


Highly recommend. Wow!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 2, 2022

Did a 3 day trip with 5 girlfriends. It was amazing. Wow! The beauty of the River and scenery was so refreshing. I highly recommend this company for all your River trips. Fantastic guides, wonderful cooks, with no fear of going hungry. Everything you need for a truly relaxing, refreshing experience. Thank you so much to the team at Unique. You all did a fantastic job of taking care of us from beginning to end. Will definitely tell everyone!!


"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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