Explore the mighty Whanganui National Park and enjoy a guided canoe tour of the Whanganui River, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.

Postpone your trip at any time for up to 12 months from the original tour commencement date.

Use promo code SAVE50WR to receive a half price tour for the 4th person.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand, guided walk in summer
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand, guided walk in summer
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand, guided
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand, guided

This is a unique way of spending time in another of New Zealand’s wonderful National Parks. The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through the heart of it.

The Whanganui River is rich with Maori and European history, the largest reminder of which is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Just as the early explorers did, you will see and experience the NZ wilderness, wondering if you have taken a step back in time.  Paddling downstream you will travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges, farmland as well as some rapids en-route.

Price per person: $195  Use promo code SAVE50WR to receive a half price tour for the 4th person.

Included

Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the river put in, all equipment required (canoe, dry barrels for your gear, PFD’s, paddles).

Adrift Tongariro have available for hire personal equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need. Please see the “What to bring” tab for a full list of gear available for hire and pricing.

Terms and Conditions

Special offers are greatly discounted off our standard product offer. We are happy to offer free postponement if trips cannot be completed for any reason, but not a refund. Refundable tour options are available, please see our premium tours. 

For full terms and conditions please click here.

 
 

Timings

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village. 

Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base9:00am

Return: 5:00pm

Your vehicle can be left at our base whilst canoeing.

It is essential that you call Adrift Tongariro between 10:00am – 5:00pm the day prior to confirm tour departure time. +64 7892 2751.

We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this, we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.

Morning of the tour

Meet the team at the Adrift base the morning of the tour where our guides will check everyone in, go over the day’s trip conditions and assess and provide the required equipment, and additional clothing and boots if needed.

Once we meet you, you are under our guidance so you can then relax and enjoy the journey with Adrift.

Gear List

Water (2 litres), lunch, snacks, Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc.), Sun hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Suntan lotion, covered sandals, shorts, light top, 1 warm top layer (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), waterproof raincoat, 1 set of spare warm clothing to change into at the end of the day.

Gear Hire

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

  • Boots $20
  • Clothing items $10 each
  • Clothing accessories (gloves, hats and sunglasses) $5 each
  • Backpacks $10 each.

Reconfirmation

It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am – 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to reconfirm tour departure time, date and discuss exact timings.  +64 7892 2751. Adrift Tongariro will not be liable to you for any losses that you may incur if you fail to do so.