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Canoeing on the Whanganui Journey

Whanganui Journey

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88 km / 3 days

Although this is a river journey, the Whanganui is part of the Great Walks network. This multi day canoe trip takes you winding though mountains to the Tasman Sea through a landscape of valleys & hills in the central west of the North Island. Minimum of two travellers for this to run.

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Your walk includes:

  • 5 days / 4 nights
  • 3 Day Canoe Hire and Equipment and 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts
  • Accommodation before and after walk at The Park Hotel in Whakapapa National Park Village (twin share)
  • Transportation ex National Park to and from the river

Department of Conservation Huts

  • These huts you stay in have all the essentials you need for shelter and cooking with sinks, gas cookers, cold water, tables, seating benches and wood burners for heating and as well as solar lighting
  • Pillows & linen are not provided in the communal bunkrooms
  • Ablution blocks have flush or vaulted toilets and washbasins with cold water only. Waterfalls or swimming holes will fulfil any desires for showers or baths along the track
  • A ranger is present at each Department of Conservation Hut

What should you bring?

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Light weight shoes for around the hut and walking
  • Good quality warm wind and rain proof jacket
  • Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimming costume and towel
  • 2 – 3 sets of fast drying clothing. One set to paddle in and one set to change into at night. Layers of clothing are recommended to manage changing temperatures. It is not possible to dry clothing at the huts.
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner
  • Toilet gear: toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, small towel, soap
  • Torch and spare batteries — There is no lighting at the huts either in the living area or bunkrooms or between huts and ablution blocks.
  • Camera (optional)
  • Earplugs (optional), but you will be sharing the huts other people
  • Plastic bags for wet gear
  • First Aid Kit, blister kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, pain relief and bandages, personal medication (e.g. antihistamine for allery to wasp stings etc.)
  • Rubbish bag — You must remove all your rubbish from the track
Note:These tours are valid for travel

2017 Season : 24 October 2017 to 28 April 2018

Currently fully booked over the following dates:
  • 16th, 26th & 27th November 2017
  • 7th & 8th December 2017
  • 26th December 2017 - 30th December 2017
  • 9th & 19th January 2018
  • 6th February 2018

Prices are per person and are in New Zealand Dollars

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Itinerary

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Day 1Whakahoro to John Coull Hut
Bush covered hills and the river mouths of the Tangaraku and Whangamomoma as the enter the Whanganui greet paddlers as they meander down this section. A 40 minute side trip is an option with a bush walk from the Mangawaiiti Landing to the Bridge To Nowhere. Downstream from there at Tieke Kainga you can learn about its history and the protocol of its marae and study the intricately carved pou whenua

29km / 5 hours
John Coull Hut

Day 2John Coull Hut to Tieke Hut
Bush covered hills and the river mouths of the Tangaraku and Whangamomoma as the enter the Whanganui greet paddlers as they meander down this section. A 40 minute side trip is an option with a bush walk from the Mangawaiiti Landing to the Bridge To Nowhere. Downstream from there at Tieke Kainga you can learn about its history and the protocol of its marae and study the intricately carved pou whenua.

29km / 5 hours
Tieke Hut

Day 3 Tieke Hut to Pipiriki
The magnificent naturally carved gorge of the Manganui o te Ao Riveras it enters the Whanaganui from its path from Mt Ruapehu is one of the highlights of the final stage of your journey. More opportunities for excitement come at the rapids of Ngaporo and Autapu. Exotic trees and farmland follow with your final rapid, the Paparoa, to negotiate before arriving at Pipiriki Village.

21.5 km / 4 hours
Whakapapa Village Motel

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