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“Trip Up River” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whanganui River

Whanganui River
Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Wanganui
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Trip Up River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

During the warmer months, you can take a trip up river on the Waimarie, the only surviving paddle steamer in New Zealand. In summer the steamer stops off at the village of Upokongaro where you can partake in excellent refreshments at the 4to4 Cafe.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“The most beuatiful river in New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Get onto a jet boat at Pipiriki to go up the gorge to see magnificent cliffs and beautiful waterfalls, or cruise in a kayak to feel an unspoiled beauty and serenity of the river and its many streams.

Visited October 2012
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Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Paddle steamer on the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Beautiful trip on the river on a night cruise, mystic moonlit night & beautiful city lights. Very pretty

Visited September 2012
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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“Take the boat trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

On a hot sunny day (take a brolly) the steam boat takes you up the river as far as the only church with a tower that has 3 sides at the top. See the engine room which is a rarity of its kind. Wonder at the cliff where the Maoris tested their canoes, amazing. The Maritime Museum has interesting items and is well documented. The river itself is worth looking at as is the Iron bridge you pass under. Cheap at the price.

Visited February 2012
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Rongotea
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“depends on whereabouts along the river you visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The higher up the better. Beautiful views and scenery. Closer to the city, well...yuk

Visited May 2012
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