The Whanganui River (Te Awa Whanganui) is one of New Zealands most majestic and spiritual rivers. With many areas now protected inside the Whanganui River National Park, it is considered one of New Zealands crowning undiscovered jewels.
The only way to explore the upper Whanganui River is by Canoe or Jetboat. For the lower reaches, from Pipiriki to Wanganui, there is also the Whanganui River Road. If you would like a jetboat ride we recommend Whanganui Jet. Click below to visit their site.