1 Day Canoe Safari

  • $ NZD Adult: 385.00 | Child: 385.00
  • DEPARTURE: Ohakune
  • DATES: Depart on demand, October to May.

This is a great day trip for those wanting some mild whitewater excitement, and a variety of scenery-deep papa gorges, river flats, railway viaducts, and the old Mangaweka Power Scheme.

This is a great introduction to the Rangitikei River. Depending on river levels and time of year we have a few options for a one day Safari. Het in touch and see what works best for you!

This Canoe Trip has Something for everyone with lunch along the way.
We depart from our Ohakune base at 7am and make the journey towards the Rangitikei River with your experienced and safe guide for a fun filled day on this stunning clear water river surrounded by steep gorges.

Trip Dates and Group Discounts: With a family of 2 adults and 3 children (14 and under) the third child pays 20% of the child rate. Group concessions are available.

*Trip start dates are a guideline only - with groups we can start a trip to suit you. We also run extra trips between Christmas and New Year and in early January)


Day 01

Depart canoe Safaris Ohakune Base at 8.30am. (we can meet clients at Mangaweka). Unload at ToeToe road. Paddle instruction and safety briefing. Plenty of small rapids, great swimming spots, and a stop for lunch. Walk to the Mangaweka Power Scheme and take out at Mangaweka around 2pm. One hr drive back to Ohakune.



Consider your clothing in two parts. Firstly, what you will wear canoeing and secondly, what you will need in camp. Also work on the assumption that your canoeing clothes will get wet so you must have a dry change for campwear.


We advise everyone to wear something on his or her feet at all times. There will be occasions when you will need to step out of your canoe into river shallows. In these slippery conditions sandshoes or sandals are better than jandals.

Canoeing Clothes

Swimwear. Sandshoes, sandals or wetsuit booties. Shorts. Sunhat. Woolen or polypropylene top. Waterproof lightweight jacket or parka. Windproof leggings (optional). Woolen socks. Tracksuit or polypro pants (not jeans or any cotton). Light gloves (for warmth or blisters)


Sleeping bag. Extra snacks, Sunglasses (with strap). Torch. Insect repellent. Sunscreen. Camera. Plastic bags/rubbish bags. Umbrella (optional). Water bottle. Book or other reading material. First Aid Kit. Spare rope. Personal medication (if required). Other personal items.