Jerusalem 4hr

Jet Boat Tour through the gorgeous Atene bush,visiting key historic and spiritual sites combined with the thrill of some exciting rapids.

River Safaris

Explore the beauty and tranquility of the upper reaches of the River with our three day river safari. An experience of a lifetime.

Personalised Tour Packages

We are happy to design customised trips to all destinations – Water taxi services are available from Wanganui  city to accommodation outlets on the river including overnight stays at The Flying Fox. Take a slow cruise or thrill seeking jet boat ride on the Whanganui River , freedom canoeing or guided tours – the choice is yours! Check out our  prearranged Tour Packages here »

Accommodating all sized groups, we are happy to arrange catering at your request.

Flying Fox Tour

This tour heads 25km upstream through the gorgeous Atene Bush and lower reaches of the Whanganui National Park.

When we arrive at The Flying Fox, we take a stroll through the organic gardens and admire the great workmanship of the two quaint cottages.
Relax on the verandah and enjoy locally roasted organic Havoc coffee or tea, with freshly baked muffins and a chat with our host.
On our return to base, we stop for a short bushwalk in the Atene Bush.

Bridge to Nowhere Tour

The famous Bridge to Nowhere is an iconic piece of history on the Whanganui River. Learn the stories of the early European settlers and legends of the Maori people, and experience the beauty and serenity of the steep gorges in the upper reaches of the River in the Whanganui National Park.


Canoe Hire

If you would like to experience the Whanganui River in a relaxed and peaceful way, we offer canoe hire options.

Arrive at our base and we will transport you to your departure point.

After a refresher lesson, we will set you off on your way to enjoy a relaxing canoeing journey through the lower reaches of the Whanganui River.

We provide life jackets, canoes, paddles, maps…read more »

Jerusalem

Jerusalem (Hiruharama) is at a bend in the Whanganui River where the Roman Catholic Church established a Maori Mission Station in 1883.

In 1892 Suzanne Aubert, or Mother Mary Joseph as she became known, established the congregation of the Sisters of Compassion. They became a highly respected charitable nursing/religious order.

Well known New Zealand poet James K. Baxter  is also buried there.

Book our  4 hour Tour of Jerusalem and the Kawana Flour Mill including a 2.5 hour jet boat ride through the Atene Bush,  visit the historic church and old convent that have been beautifully restored, and learn the stories of Mother Aubert and James K Baxter with a wonderful morning or afternoon tea prepared by the sisters and the local people of Jerusalem.