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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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On a slightly cold rainy day we set out on the river for our adventure! The history in this area is... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Napier, New Zealand
via mobile
Fun and scenic

There is no jetty or infrastructure. You have to climb off the boat and onto the edge of a cliff... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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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
+64 800 862 743

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

On a slightly cold rainy day we set out on the river for our adventure! The history in this area is fascinating and who better to tell the stories but a local! Ken is excellent, he clearly loves this area, it is in his blood!...More

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 17 September 2017

There is no jetty or infrastructure. You have to climb off the boat and onto the edge of a cliff made from clay. It can be slippery and dangerous. You could fall into the river and drown or hurt yourself. Maybe not suitable for elderly,...More

Thank VeeIvanov
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Brilliant Winter break in a spectacularly beautiful part of the country. Lovely cottage, awesome jet boat trip up the river and great hosts. Our family of 2 adults plus 3 adult-ish kids had the best time. The cottage is toasty warm and clean with comfy...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A party of nine family & friends - Living only 3 hours away from Pipiriki, can't believe we hadn't done this sooner. Beautiful heavenly place on earth and Ken, Josephine and Tony (daughter in law - hope I got that right) are so welcoming. Could...More

Thank jpmillward
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Ken was a great guide sharing insights all the way to the famous bridge to nowhere, the jet-boat ride. We loved being able to see the bridge in only one day after a jet boat trip and a hike instead of having to spend 3...More

Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Pipiriki Cottage - We stayed at this lovely cottage whilst undertaking the Mountain to Sea Cycle Ride and can highly recommend it. We were met at the river landing by Clayton (jet boat driver) who took our bikes and us up the river in extremely...More

Thank sandyb662015
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A great combination. A jet boat ride up the river to be taken to a landing where the canoes are dropped off. Back on board for 5 minutes of adrenaline pumping 36p's for the kids of course and then back to the canoes for an...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great guide, wonderful scenery and delightful walk to see the bridge. Comments on the river and its people along with historical pictures and explanations made the whole trip one of the highlights of our holiday.

Thank RonKupe
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I loved the day on the Whanganui River. Our guide Thomas was born and bred on the river and was very informative, with a cheeky sense of humour. It was nice to see a remote part of NZ, now coming into its own. I especially...More

1  Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Just did the jet boat and hike to Bridge to Nowhere. Took about 4 to 4-1/2 hours and did not get wet. I liked the scale of the river--not too touristy. To me, the highlight of the hike is, well, the hike itself and the...More

1  Thank Liz D
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13 October 2017|
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
17 August 2017|
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.