The trip departs from our base in Ohakune and we provide transport to the start at Taumarunui and back at the end of the day. There are many small bouncy rapids on the way to our takeout at Ohinepane - 22km downstream.
There is plenty of early Riverboat history to be seen with the remains of rock weirs that were made over 100 years ago to keep the river channels deep enough for the boats to navigate. Lunch that we provide is on the riverbank or after a short walk to the Lavender Farm Cafe where you can enjoy a cold drink, tea or espresso coffee.
A great option for those with only one day to spare or those who want a taste of the Whanganui River so they know what to expect when they come back for more!
Lunch is on the riverbank or after a short walk to the Lavender Farm Cafe where you can enjoy a cold drink, tea or espresso coffee. We often use a mixture of canoes on this trip - our 6 person guided Voyageur canoes are ideal for family groups. This trip is suitable for the whole family and takes around 5 hours
Trip Dates and Group Discounts: Group concessions are available