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Canoe Hire offers unguided Canoe/Kayak trips on the Whanganui River in New Zealand

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WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON. We are getting excited to share this amazing place with you again this season. Please remember our main aim is to keep you safe and if the river levels and forecasts are not good we will not be able to put you onto the river for your journey. There are no Wardens at the Huts until October which could compromise your safety if you needed help.


It's a pleasure to share our very special place with you. We provide canoe/kayak hire and exhilarating Jet Boat Tours, through the many rapids and lush native bush with some of the best scenic landscaping in the World, all found on the Whanganui River in New Zealand.

Our Base is 3 km from Taumarunui, perched up on a hill overlooking the Whanganui River, Taumarunui Township and Mount Hikurangi, a very special place to sit and plan your journey. Our emphasis is on relaxation and fun, all in a unique setting.

You will be part of the Family right from when you arrive, lovely staff to greet you, FREEDOM CAMPING, FREE WIFI, Barista Coffee, up-to-date Modern Equipment, Waterproof Barrels, informative Maps and our Canoes are some of the newest on the river. (Every year we get new boats to add to our fleet, last year we purchased 39 new boats.)

You will receive Barista Coffee with your SAFETY Briefing at our office, and we give you on the water training, and we meet you at the boat ramp with baking and a drink (for multi-day journeys) to welcome you back and say WELL DONE.

Our "ATTENTION TO DETAIL" and our "NOTHING IS A HASSLE" attitude has been recognised and mentioned many times. Check out TRIP ADVISOR,GOOGLE and other Rating Websites. If there is something you need no matter how small, just ask, even down to free string for your sunglasses.

WE WILL LOVE sharing this unique New Zealand experience with you on your Whanganui River Canoe/Jet Boat Journey, making sure you receive 'REAL KIWI HOSPITALITY' which always includes something for FREE.

Read through our Website to find out what our FREE offers are, how competitive our prices are and what we include in your Whanganui River Journey. CHECK OUT OUR YOUTH PRICES AND YOUTH CUTOFF AGES.

You are welcome to Hire one of our well appointed GUEST UNITS. You are also welcome to FREEDOM CAMP or park your Campervan on our beautiful grassed area beside the Whanganui river FREE the night before or after your journey. There is also a fire pit which you are welcome to light a fire, this will be the last fire you will be allowed to light on the Whanganui River.

Most of our clients have never canoed, rafted or camped before but thoroughly enjoy their canoeing or kayaking trip and find it well within their capabilities.

We have an extensive range of equipment and canoes for you to choose from. We also PROVIDE HIREAGE of PUSH BIKES and TRANSPORT for people interested in doing the TIMBER TRAIL. Please contact us for more information.

Our Business is built on our ability to provide up to date equipment, give, accurate information on Canoeing, & Jet-Boating the Whanganui River, very importantly we deliver quality Professional & Personalised service.

Almost anyone can enjoy one of our journeys including large groups, business trips, families, beginner paddlers, experienced Kayakers and those that like a challenge and loads of fun on the River. Many customers have been over 60 and thoroughly enjoyed the Whanganui River, finding it well within their capabilities and many more clients have never canoed or camped before. Your comfort, enjoyment and safety is our main priority. (Take an extra day if you would like a really relaxed journey or if you have children.)

At our Whanganui River Outdoor Adventure Base we can offer you many different options. Canoe/Kayak Hireage on the Whanganui River, Jet Boat Tours on the Whanganui River, Accommodation, and Functions Catering up to 100 people, e.g. Christmas Parties, Weddings, or Team Building Activities, and if you are just wanting to relax, enjoy your free quality Barista Coffee, as you watch your family having fun from the Homesteads extensive Decks, overlooking the activities on the Whanganui river.

Contact us and we can help you choose the best time to experience our many Whanganui River Canoe or Jet Boat Adventures with Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours.


We offer Freedom Camping Before & after your journey with us.


Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours
292 Hikumutu Road
New Zealand

Free Phone:
0800 CANOE 4 U (NZ only)
(0800 22663 4 8)
(+64 7 895 7483)
If all else fails 64 7 895 5350

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