Recommend River Routes
All itineraries are a suggestion only, and will be altered to meet with your needs and wishes. We have itineraries for 6-1 day trips. However, 4 day and 3 day trips are the most popular for guided and freedom hire adventures.
Premium One Day Canoe Tour
Taumarunui to Ohinepane
This tour is designed for those who want to experience another of NZ's Great Walks. Strange as it may be yes this is a GREAT WALK, however you spend the day not hiking tramping or mountaineering but sitting on a seat with a wee bit of paddling, and if you are very lucky a small time swimming.
3-day Whakahoro to Pipiriki
Day 0: Arrive at National Park Village
Make contact with Adrift and pick-up your dry barrels.
Day 1: Whakahoro to John Coull Hut (Accommodation pick-up 8.00am)
This day involves a 6-hour paddle to John Coull Hut. We will be passing the Mangapapa and Ohauora campsites at 2 hrs and 4-hrs paddling, respectively. Just before the Ohauora Campsite is Tamateas Cave.
Day 2: John Coull Hut to Tieke Marae
Today we have a 5-hour paddle from John Coull Hut to Tieke Marae. Passing Mangawaiti and the Upper Mangapurua campsites at one and a half hour intervals. Just before the Mangapurua Campsite is the track up to the Bridge to Nowhere (1.5 hour return walk).
Day 3: Tieke Marae to Pipiriki
From Tieke, it is a four hour paddle to Pipiriki and at 2 pm we will be met by our transport which will take us back to National Park Village by 4.30 pm. But before that, where we will pass the Ngaporo Campsite, successfully negotiate the 3 largest rapids of the journey including the Ngaporo Rapid and the infamous Autapu Rapid. WhoHa!