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Splash'N Dash provided by Blazing Paddles Outdoor Adventures

Splash'N Dash
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About
A one day paddle, starting at Cherry Grove, Taumarunui (known to the local Māori as Ngāhuinga) you'll paddle along the upper Whanganui River to Ohinepane and experience plenty of rapids along the way. Great for those with limited time. You can also take a pit stop at the lavender farm along the way for a cuppa! All tours include: • Personal Locator Beacon • A hot or cold refreshment at the end of your journey • Secure vehicle storage • Hot shower on return to base
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Great for those with limited time. A one day paddle, starting at Cherry Grove, Taumarunui (known to the local Māori as Ngāhuinga) you'll paddle along the upper Whanganui River to Ohinepane and experience plenty of rapids along the way.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 235959P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Personal Locator Beacon • Comprehensive safety briefing prior to departure • Secure vehicle storage • Hot shower on return to base • A hot or cold refreshment at the end of your journey
Duration
24h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We can pick up clients from their accomodation, Taumarunui New World, or Taumarunui i-Site.
985 State Highway 4, Manunui 3992, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Personal Locator Beacon • Comprehensive safety briefing prior to departure • Secure vehicle storage • Hot shower on return to base • A hot or cold refreshment at the end of your journey
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We can pick up clients from their accomodation, Taumarunui New World, or Taumarunui i-Site.
985 State Highway 4, Manunui 3992, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Mac C
Auckland, New Zealand62 contributions
Fabulous day with just enough of everything
Jan 2021
We had the best 1 day trip down the Wanganui! Marie and the team were so friendly and knew sooo much about the area, the river and canoeing there was never a moment we wondered about anything. The gear was all in good condition and exactly what was needed for the one day splash and dash paddle down the stream. If you are really unfit/have no arm strength I would suggest you talk to Marie about the effort as I was shattered towards the end but that’s not saying that I am fit at all.
Written January 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia ora! Thank you for your lovely review. Maree is such a treasure and her extensive knowledge is a total asset to us. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again!
Written January 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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