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“Wanganui River -Relax and enjoy the history.” 5 of 5 stars
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Whanganui River
Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Wanganui
Activities: White-water rafting
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Wanganui River -Relax and enjoy the history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

A great experience for Kiwi's and tourists. Go by road or boat. Peaceful, serene, birds singing, history to see and feel. Join the locals and experience Maori culture. Get away from it all -spoil yourselves. information how to get there and where to stay from Wanganui Information Centre.

Visited August 2013
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“Whanganui River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Whanganui River is a unique experience for any visitor to the City.In season there are trips on the paddle steamer Waimarie (restored to original condition)from the City end and jet boats and canoes to either cruise the river's upper reaches and visit other attractions such as the bridge to nowhere.The scenery is stunning.At the city end there is the boardwalk and the tram restoration project.Kowhai park on the river bank is a unique playground for children.

Visited October 2012
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“Beauty in my back yard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I hadn't been up the Whanganui River for quite a few years. Whilst the road is still a little windy and shingle in parts it's well worth the trip and the scenery is beautiful. We stopped off at Jerusalem and had a tour of the accommodation area and the beautiful grounds and church. It is very tranquil and on a sunny day it's just stunning. Also watch for the little stop offs along the way such as the old mill. Highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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“From rapids to serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Many trips are available on the Wanganui (Whanganui) river from the paddle steamer to canoes.
Firstly the coal fired paddle steamer Waimarie steams up river from the city on a 2 hour round trip on the serene waters of the river, once or twice a day depending on time of the year.

Secondly there are jet boats that do a half day trip further up the river on an irregular timetable.

Thirdly there are canoe trips of 1 to 3 days, some of which travel through sections of rapids and through the beautiful drop scene, stop for a short walk to the bridge to nowhere.

The Wanganui river is truely spectacular as is wends it's way from Mt Ruapehu through high country hills to the sea.

Visited February 2013
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“Excellent River Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This Wanganui River Cruise is a must for all travellers / visitors to this City
The people involved in both administration and the crew are really helpful
The explanation by the tour guide is in depth and very interesting in learning about the history on the River

Visited January 2013
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