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Guided Canoe Adventure Through Whanganui National Park

Owhango Adventures

Guided Canoe Adventure Through Whanganui National Park - Owhango Adventures

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Two Day Guided Canoe Adventure for One Person

$349
Valued at $550Save 37% Off

Three Day Guided Canoe Adventure for One Person

$499
Valued at $800Save 38% Off

Two Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Two People

$649
Valued at $1100Save 41% Off

Three Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Two People

$949
Valued at $1600Save 41% Off

Two Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Four People

$1199
Valued at $2200Save 46% Off

Three Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Four People

$1799
Valued at $3200Save 44% Off

About the Experience

Drift down one of New Zealand's most breath-taking rivers with an experienced guide, and some top quality banter too of course! Every guide has a detailed knowledge of the Whanganui River and the history of the area - you'll be riveted as you paddle and peer at the superb scenery. Your experienced guide will also prepare meals, help set-up camp and direct/support all aspects of the journey. Experience the scenic beauty, history and cultural significance of the winding Whanganui River in the south-west of the North Island. As some of New Zealand's least disturbed bushland, the Whanganui River should be on every New Zealander's to do list! See the full itinerary for the two-day and three-day options just below and nab a voucher today!

What's Included

  • Two day guided canoe adventure for 1 person
  • Or a two day guided canoe adventure for 2 people
  • Or a two day guided canoe adventure for 4 people
  • Or a three day guided canoe adventure for 1 person
  • Or a three day guided canoe adventure for 2 people
  • Or a three day guided canoe adventure for 4 people
  • Includes all meals on the river, equipment and accommodation
  • You may combine voucher for a max group size of 21 people (minimum of 4 people required for trips to proceed)

Itineraries

  • 2 DAY ADVENTURE:
  • Arrive at Owhango Adventures for the night - 1st night arrive, pack gear, relax
  • Day 1 On The River – Ngahuinga – Ohinepani 3 – 4 hours, 21.5 kms
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tents supplied - Transport to river, safety briefing then start your paddling adventure.
  • Your journey begins at Ngahuinga ( Cherry Grove) the GATEWAY to the Northern entrance of the Whanganui River. Travelling the upper reaches of the Whanganui River of farmland and native bush. You’ll be in for some excitement as you shoot down rapids on this section of the river.
  • Just before Ohinepane landing there's a stop off to visit Lauren's Lavender Farm (bring some spare change for the cafe & gift shop).
  • Day 2 On The River – Ohinepani – Whakahoro - 6/8 hours
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea supplied. Transport from river to Owhango HQ
  • From here you’ll feel as though you are venturing into the heart of a rich and rugged landscape. On the way you will pass sites of signifance, ancient pa sites to the Maori, Tangata whenua (People of the Land) Take a short trip up the Ohura River and see the magnificent Ohura Falls.
  • 3 DAY ADVENTURE:
  • Arrive at Owhango Adventures for the night - 1st night arrive, pack gear, relax
  • Day 1 On The River - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut, 37.5km, 7-9 hours
  • Breakfast, transport to river, safety briefing then start your paddling adventure.
  • Your journey begins at Whakahoro. The scenic middle reaches of the river, featuring numerous waterfalls after heavy rain. Past Mangapapa Campsite, you’ll take a long loop around the Kirikiriroa peninsula, pass the Tarepokiore (whirlpool) rapid and then the large overhang known as Tamatea’s Cave. Please do not enter the cave as it is wāhi tapu (a sacred place). Otaihanga Reach leads you to your overnight stop at John Coull Hut or Campsite.
  • Day 2 On The River - John Coull Hut to Tīeke Kāinga, 29km, 7-9 hours
  • Camping on riverside, breakfast, lunch dinner supplied.
  • On this section, you’ll follow the river as it meanders through bush-covered hills, passing the mouths of the Tangarakau and Whangamomona rivers where they join the Whanganui. Perched high above the river, Mangawaiiti is an attractive spot to camp or stop for lunch. Continue your trip downstream past the Mangapurua Landing, gateway to the Bridge to Nowhere, on your way to Tīeke Kāinga. Here you can examine the intricately-carved pou whenua (carved timber pole) and learn about the history of Tīeke and the tikanga (protocol) of the marae.
  • Day 3 On The River - Tīeke Kāinga to Pipiriki, 21.5km, 4-6 hours
  • Off river around 1pm, back at Owhango adventures HQ by 3pm so you can head home.
  • You’ll pass through the scenic gorge of the Manganui o te Ao River where it enters the Whanganui after its journey from the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. The Ngaporo and Autapu rapids can provide plenty of excitement and perhaps a cool dip on a hot day. You’ll pass through more exotic trees and farmland before finally reaching the end of your journey at Pipiriki village.

Owhango Adventures

Owhango Adventures is here to help you discover the best of New Zealand. They've got you sorted with accommodation, food and an experienced guide to make your next adventure happen! They're located in the central Ruapehu Region, surrounded by scenic bush with the Whanganui River and Whakapapa Rivers on their doorstep. Born and bred on the banks of the Whanganui River, Owhango Adventures have a cultural experience waiting to share with you in their backyard.

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  • National Park

    Address

    SH 4, Owhango National Park MWT 3990

    Phone

    07 8954 854

The Fine Print

Deal Valid Until

30 Apr 2019

Inclusions

Voucher for a two day guided canoe adventure for 1 person is valid for a two day guided canoe adventure for 1 person. Voucher for a two day guided canoe adventure for 2 people is valid for a two day guided canoe adventure for 2 people. Voucher for a two day guided canoe adventure for 4 people is valid for a two day guided canoe adventure for 4 people. Voucher for a three day guided canoe adventure for 1 person is valid for a three day guided canoe adventure for 1 person. Voucher for a three day guided canoe adventure for 2 people is valid for a three day guided canoe adventure for 2 people. Voucher for a three day guided canoe adventure for 4 people is valid for a three day guided canoe adventure for 4 people.

Availability

Not valid on public holidays.

Conditions of the Deal

Bookings are essential, subject to availability & suitable river conditions (ph 07 8954 854 or email info@owhangoadventures.co.nz & quote voucher code). Voucher valid for number of people selected: 1, 2 or 4 persons. Valid for 2 night or 3 night package as selected. You may combine multiple vouchers for large groups (max group size 21). Minimum 4 people required for trips to proceed (you may be added in with other groups) If you are travelling as a couple you won't be sharing accommodation with anyone else. An experienced guide is included who will prepare meals, help set-up camp & direct/support all aspects of the journey with your group. Minimum age is 5 years old if accompanied by an adult. Must be used in 1 visit. For enquiries ph 07 895 4854 or 027 678 6461. No exchanges. No refunds or cash back (except where required by law). Not for use with other offers.

How to Redeem

1) To redeem your voucher, please call 07 895 4854 or email info@owhangoadventures.co.nz and be sure to mention your voucher code. 2) Please present your printed voucher upon arrival at the venue. 3) Enjoy!

Cancellations

7 day cancellation policy applies or voucher is void.

Select a Deal

Two Day Guided Canoe Adventure for One Person

$349
Valued at $550Save 37% Off

Three Day Guided Canoe Adventure for One Person

$499
Valued at $800Save 38% Off

Two Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Two People

$649
Valued at $1100Save 41% Off

Three Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Two People

$949
Valued at $1600Save 41% Off

Two Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Four People

$1199
Valued at $2200Save 46% Off

Three Day Guided Canoe Adventure for Four People

$1799
Valued at $3200Save 44% Off
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