canoe & kayak hire

Below are our list of Self Guided and Guided Canoe Trips down the Whanganui River.

Guided Whanganui River Trips

Guided Canoe TripGuided options are available at $225 per day for the guide.

Enhance your Whanganui River Canoe experience by a canoe trip down the river with an experienced local guide.

Our guides come from the local indigenous (Maori) people, who have a detailed knowledge of the Whanganui River and the background to the places you see along the way as well as the history of the area.

Self Guided Canoe Hire

1-day trip

This is a breath taking trip on the upper Whanganui River. The trip starts at Cherry Grove in Taumarunui and ends in Ohinepane further down the river. This trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

Please call if you have less to see if anyone else is waiting for a full party.

$100 per person (over 14 years old)
$70 per person (under 14 years old)

(Free accommodation could apply)

2-day trip (Taumarunui to Whakahoro)

The 2-day journey starts at Cherry Grove in Taumaranui and ends up in Whakahoro. This 57 kilometre stretch of the Whanganui River passes through classic King Country farmland, and includes many historic sites of interest as well as 79 rapids up to grade 2.

This would be an ideal Group or Club event!

$160 per person (over 14 years old)
$130 per person (under 14 years old)

(Free accommodation could apply)

It is important to book your Department of Conservation (DOC) passes but if you have any difficulty we would be pleased to help you to arrange this.

3-day trip (Whakahoro to Pipiriki)

This 3-day journey takes in the most picturesque part of the Whanganui River from Whakahoro to Pipiriki. This stretch of the river covers 87 kilometres of untouched New Zealand bush, with an abundance of streams and rivers that merge into the Whanganui. You can walk (45 minutes each way) from the Canoe Trip to the Bridge to Nowhere.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/manawatu-whanganui/bridge-to-nowhere/history/

Accommodation on this 3 day journey can be in huts or designated campsites along the river.

We recommend staying at the John Coull and Tieke Kainga campsites.

$170 per person (over 14 years old)
$140 per person (under 14 years old)

(Free accommodation could apply)

It is important to book your Department of Conservation (DOC) passes  but if you have any difficulty we would be pleased to help you to arrange this.

4-day trip (Ohinepane to Pipiriki)

An alternative to the 3-day for those with more time, this trip begins shortly before the start of the 3-day in Ohinepane and also finishes in Pipiriki.

As it is a longer journey, you have the option of choosing alternative campsites/huts to avoid crowds.

$170 per person (over 14 years old)
$140 per person (under 14 years old)

(Free accommodation could apply)

It is important to book your Department of Conservation (DOC) passes but if you have any difficulty we would be pleased to help you to arrange this.

5-day trip (The Great River Journey)

This is the official Department of Conservation ‘Great Walk’ which encompasses the entire navigable part of the Whanganui River- 145 kilometers worth of beauty.

Meander down the river at your own pace and take in all of the incredible scenery and history from ‘nui’ pole to the Bridge to Nowhere walk.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/manawatu-whanganui/bridge-to-nowhere/history/ , to the Tieke pa on this once in a lifetime expedition.

Take a ride through New Zealand history and experience this once crucial ‘highway’ of early trade. Serviced huts and campsites available for accommodation.

$170 per person (over 14 years old)
$140 per person (under 14 years old)

(Free accommodation could apply)

It is important to book your Department of Conservation (DOC) passes but if you have any difficulty we would be pleased to help you to arrange this.

Important Information

Owhango Adventures can assist you with the booking of DOC sites along the Whanganui River.

Peak Season 1st October to 30th April

Huts – Adults $32 per person per night, under 17 years of age free. (To be updated)
Campsites – $14 per person per night, under 17 years of age free. (To be updated)

Off-Peak Season 1st May to 30th September

Huts – $15 per person per night, under 17 years of age free. (To be updated)
Campsites – free

It is important to book your Department of Conservation (DOC) passes but if you have any difficulty we would be pleased to help you to arrange this.

Free Accommodation Special

We have for a short time only we are offering FREE accommodation for canoeists, conditions apply.