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Whanganui River Adventures

2522 Pipiriki Raetihi Road | Whanganui River Adventures, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
+64 800 862 743
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Amazing day out

We had a great day out with a boat ride up the river. Easy walk to bridge to nowhere. Would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dika47
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Feilding, New Zealand
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Fantastic adventure

We really enjoyed the jet boat ride and walk to the bridge. Ken the guide was so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth P
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Mihi nui kia a koutou katoa, Whanganui River Adventures(No Pipiriki)is the only locally owned Jetboat, Canoe and multi adventure and accommodation business based in Pipiriki.We specialise in personalised all round service promoting our local history and stories that we grew up with and what has been passed down to us by our kaumatua and kuia (ancestors, grandparents) and our whanau(families)who still reside on the awa (river)to this date. Our tours are Scenic involving scenic and historic site stops by Jetboat or Canoe/Kayak or MTB ensuring you with a safe journey to your destination from the beginning and return back. You will be greeted with a warm and cheery smile by either ourselves (Ken & Josephine) or one of our local staff before starting your tour on the Whanganui River or one of our local tracks in the area. Or you may be just calling in to our office for a friendly chat and information on our local area or just to have a hot drink and something to eat before your drive out of Pipiriki. We welcome anyone from NZders to our International Visitors from all over the world. Nau mai, Haere mai!!
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2522 Pipiriki Raetihi Road | Whanganui River Adventures, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
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+64 800 862 743
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great day out with a boat ride up the river. Easy walk to bridge to nowhere. Would definitely recommend as interesting history and beautiful scenery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the jet boat ride and walk to the bridge. Ken the guide was so knowledgeable, approachable and fun. We learnt a lot about the Maori connections as well as settlers. It was well worth the money and good to come in winter...More

1  Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The journey down the river is a NZ highlight. Just because you can "paddle" over a great hike ;). This outfit knows what they are doing. Resident cat and dog welcome you back after your adventures

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

My wife Julie her sister Wendy and husband Mike Corbett arrived at Pipiriki on Monday the 28th may to be greeted by Ken and Joephine great hosts who solved our problems and then directed us to our accommodation the Pipiriki Cottage which was very cozy...More

1  Thank Wattie S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best day trips I have ever done. We stayed the night in Pipriki cottage (basic but adequate). The tour starts with a jet boat ride up the river, stopping to hear about local history and look at the incredible scenery....More

1  Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The team from Whanganui River Adventures picked me and my Tour Aotearoa colleagues up after a long wet muddy day mountain biking. It was pouring with rain and the team made room for all of us to sleep over, cleaned and dried our clothes ready...More

3  Thank Megan G
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We loved our one day trip with Whanganui River Adventures jet boating, bush walking to the Bridge to Nowhere and then canoeing and kayaking back to Pipiriki. Thomas was an excellent guide whose family has lived in the area for generations. His insight and knowledge...More

3  Thank goldie919
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My partner and I opted for the overnight 'Bridge To Nowhere' trip. It started off with a 1hr jet boat ride up the river, before an easy short hike to the bridge. Our guide Thomas was fantastic, his knowledge of history of the area and...More

2  Thank yas101
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

the team at Whanganui River Adventures are fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and 100% committed to ensuring you have a great and safe experience on the river.

2  Thank Sonya G
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out. Great people and a good mix of fun and history. The day started with a one hour jet boat ride up the Wanganui river through beautiful native bush. Then there was a 2.7 km bush walk to the “Bridge To Nowhere”. Then...More

2  Thank jonoashton
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sara0640
2 August 2018|
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Response from Wattie S | Reviewed this property |
Hi no other than by helicopter
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Johnlittleaz
13 October 2017|
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Response from Michele S | Reviewed this property |
Nope. It's a 5 hour drive. Trust me, you'll want to relax after doing the tour and kayak so suggest staying the night at the cottage or Ohakune is 30 min away if you prefer to be in near restaurants. Beautiful drive from... More
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Hirondelle09
17 August 2017|
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Response from Josephine H | Property representative |
Allow 1.5 hrs drive along the Scenic Whanganui River Road to Pipiriki. Allow 45 mins from Ohakune passing through Raetihi to Pipiriki.
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