On the Whanganui Journey you'll need to go through rapids and paddle hard
Image: Janette Asche | Creative Commons


Explore the scenic Whanganui River by paddling down it through a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. This trip is suitable for people with good fitness and confidence with a canoe.


Bookings open. Campsites: Good availability | Huts: Good availability

87 or 145 km one way

Kayaking and canoeing

3 or 5 days

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (1 October 2021 – 30 April 2022)

Bookings are required for huts and campsites

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2021 – 30 September 2021)

Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs



Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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