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Whanganui River

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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand
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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
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Caught no fish

My cousin and I camped next to the Wanganui River, oops I forget the h, never mind. Anyway we dropped a line in and after three hours and three minutes we didn't have a bite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
meatm8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I camped next to the Wanganui River, oops I forget the h, never mind. Anyway we dropped a line in and after three hours and three minutes we didn't have a bite. Little dirty I think. Was hopping for an eel.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We travelled the river journey 5 day adventure - admittedly I was petrified the first day, getting used to the rapids and canoe - eventually got there and glad I accomplished this amazing adventure - glad I got fit prior - wish I had less fear than the teens - just amazing - recommend the 5 day adventure - the... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you are going to Whanganui instead of going over the ParaPara's why not take a trip beside the river along River Road. Visit the Historic places along the way, the Marae, that is open to visitors, Jerusalem, stopping at the Convent and beautiful old church that is still used today. There are also a couple of cafes along the... More 

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Thank Woodd
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Definitely recommended, great scenery, doesn't require previous experience. 3 days is probably enough, although the longer 5 day trip may have more challenging rapids above Whakahoro. We went for a freedom hire of canoes and a kayak - canoes are probably a better option as long as you have an even number. There are 3 or 4 companies that provide... More 

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Thank Bob55Auckland
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Now there is a choice of 3 steamboats to take you for a trip on the river! Great way to spend a sunny afternoon and soak up the local history. Make sure you have a look into the engine room and if you're lucky you might get to steer or blow the whistle. Nothing like a steam engine to make... More 

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Thank GeorgevM
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We drove up the river on what can only be described as an expericience. The views of the river and the valley are outstanding. As for the road it is a bit narrow in places and care is required , hoping nothing comes the opposite way but all adds to the experience

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Unique experience for visitors. Travel up the river on a genuine paddle steamer. Has a small cafe on board. Does day and evening trips

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Thank 746gillian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Whanganui river is steeped in history and has many moods, it is at its best on a beautiful day. The Waimarie steamer is worth journeying up the river on. The scenery is lovely, the Waimarie history is fascinating, as is the local history. The riverside walk is very pleasent and can be as long and as challenging as you like.... More 

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Is a wide river and are often things happening at the side of it like markets etc. Is a nice place to sit and read or have lunch and so close to inner city.

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Hastings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful walking & cycling tracks along the riverbank. A variety of riverboats to explore the river. Runners often run or walk around the bridges. The river has many years of interesting history which is worth learning about. The riverboat trips are a must do fun filled day with family or friends on a lovely sunny day. I have loved the... More 

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