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Canoe Hire

Experience the Whanganui River and nature at its best in a relaxed and peaceful way with one of our canoe hire options.

Arrive at our base on the Whanganui River and we will transport you to your departure point.

After a refresher lesson with one of our highly experienced river guides, 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 and all safety equipment.

Note, canoeing with us is seasonal due to river conditions.  We usually operate from October to May.


1 hour Canoeing Trip

For those who do not have a lot of time, but who want to experience the beauty of the Whanganui River.  A gentle, easy paddle.
Price:  $50 per person

Half day Canoeing Trip

Enjoy the beauty of the Atene bush and the Whanganui National Park as you paddle your way back to our base.  A gentle, easy paddle with time to enjoy the scenery.
Price:  $80 per person

Jet Boat – Canoe Combination Package

The best of both Whanganui River experiences – a jet boat tour and freedom canoe hire to experience the rich history of the Whanganui River.   Allow 3.5 hours.

Price:  $105 per person

Terms and conditions

Minimum numbers apply to all tours.  Warm clothing and outdoor footwear are essential.  For canoeing tours, no denim clothing is permitted. We supply life jackets and all other safety equipment.  Seasonal operation only – October to May.