Canoe, Kayak & Rafting

Explore the scenic beauty paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys.

Drift down the Wanganui River in a canoe or kayak. There are several operators nearby who hire canoes and can provide transport to and from the river.

Take a break from the water on a short walk to the famous Bridge to Nowhere.

Be immersed in culture and history with a unique stay at Tieke Kainga, the only DOC hut that is also used as a marae.

The Tongariro and Whakapapa rivers are two other nearby rivers in the area where you can enjoy the thrill of shooting the grades 2 and 3 rapids in inflatable rafts or kayaks.

Operators operate from Turangi and National Park.