Welcome to Canoe Safaris

Guided Canoe and Kayaking Adventures in New Zealand

Founded in 1979, Canoe Safaris offers fun filled river holidays for folks with little or no paddling experience, all the way through to folks with years of paddling experience who just want a holiday away from it all.

After more than four decades in operation and thousands of happy customers, we are confident that our guided canoe and kayaking trips have the right balance of fun, safety, relaxation and exploration. Canoe Safaris has a river holiday for all ages, from families with young children to those over 70 years young.  

See the Whanganui River or Rangitkei River in style with our professional, experienced & safe guides, all quality camping and safety equipment is included and best of all, your food is all taken care of - From warm cooked breakfasts through to gourmet 3 course dinners.


4 Day Guided Whanganui River Safari

Adults from $1145.00
  • $ NZD Adult: 1145.00 | Child: 995.00
  • DEPARTURE: Whakahoro
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Bumpy and Fun

This trip starts at Whakahoro and covers 90km to Pipiriki. Great for those with a little less time than the five day tour but would like to experience as much as possible while out there.


Articles and General Whanganui River Information

Research Canoeing the Whanganui River with Canoe Safaris in these informative articles on our favourite subject, Us!

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Ohakune Accommodation

Your very own ski lodge accommodation at the base of Turoa ski resort on the southern slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, located at 6 Tay Street in the town of Ohakune.

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Rangitikei River Trips

If you want a river with plenty of small rapids, steep gorges, clear water, quiet campsites and plenty of fun then this is the trip.

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