Whanganui Journey: paddle your own canoe

The Whanganui Journey is one of DOC's Great Walks, but it is less of a walk and more of a paddle.


Kayaks on the magnificent Whanganui River. © Rob Tucker

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Fiesta Court Motel Visit website

Welcome to our 12-unit motel in the heart of Wanganui. All units have been fully refurbished. You will be pleasantly surprised at how spacious the . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Wiritoa Lakes Motel Visit website

We invite you to visit us in the peaceful country side. We have 13 rooms including 3 family units with fully equipped kitchens. . . . More . . . 

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The Bridge to Nowhere

When the road disappeared in the bush, grasses and lichens colonised the span and the deck of the bridge – the grandest in a tramping track you’ll ever see. Read the story . . . 

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Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge Visit website

Superior accommodation in the River City. Quiet courtyard setting, close to main shopping street. All our spacious studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units have tinted hush . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui National Park: the magic river

The Whanganui is New Zealand’s longest navigable river, winding its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea. You can imagine it would have looked much the same a hundred years ago. Read the story . . . 

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Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park Visit website

Only 6km from city center yet adjacent to the beach. Great fishing, swimming and surfing.Fish, Play AND shopOur beach is popular for both swimming and . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui Journey: paddle your own canoe

While considered one of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Whanganui Journey is less of a walk and more of a paddle. Read the story . . . 

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Gateway Motor Lodge Visit website

‘Gateway Whanganui’ is ready to welcome you! Our windows have double-glazing so our rooms are lovely and quiet. We have free wireless internet available and . . . More . . . 

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Get outside: four fun things to do in Whanganui

Tunnels and towers have a special fascination, and Whanganui has both. Read the story . . . 

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151 on London Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

151 on London is an impressive complex boasting 26 luxury air conditioned suites built with your comfort in mind. It is situated on SH3, at . . . More . . . 

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Whanganui: following the river

The majestic Whanganui river has an ignominious end where it joins the sea. There is an endless battle of currents; the river wanting out and the ocean wanting in. Read the story . . . 

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Riverside Motel Visit website

Relax in an attractive garden setting on the banks of the Whanganui River where you can watch the historic paddle steamer Waimarie sail the lower reaches. . . . More . . . 

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Burwood Motel Visit website

Simply Great Accommodation. After a full day of exploring the town, you can lie back and watch Sky TV, indulge yourself in our heated spa . . . More . . . 

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YHA Whanganui, Braemar House

YHA Whanganui, Braemar House . . . More . . . 

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Riverview Motel Visit website

Welcome to the Riverview Motel. Owners Mark (a local) and Karen (Irish) extend you a warm friendly welcome. The motel is set on the banks . . . More . . . 

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