Ohakune is well serviced for transport. Three and a half hours drive from Wellington on state highway one, and four and a half hours drive from Auckland. The nearest large centres are Taupo, Palmerston North and Whanganui all about one and a half hours drive away. Ohakune is well serviced by both Buses and Trains, and a pickup service is available by arrangement. See the map for a detailed description.
Our base is at 6 Tay St, Ohakune. Ohakune is a central point for getting to and from the Whanganui River - around 1.5 hours to a put in point at Whakahoro/Taumarunui and 45 minutes back from the take out at Pipiriki.
Where to stay before and after the trip: We recommend arriving the night before the trip. We can then deliver your barrels for packing the night before and the guides can answer any questions you may have. If you have time after the trip join the guides for an end of trip meal at one of Ohakune's many restaurants.
Clients are welcome to call in the night before their trip to pick up barrels/discuss campsites atc. Near our base is a supermarket for those needing to purchase additional supplies before their trip.