Canoe or Kayak Hire

Do you like the freedom to do your own thing?

Rent canoes and kayaks, Whanganui River, New Zealand

Are you the outdoors type who likes to do things yourself? Do you want the freedom to go at your pace? Do you need equipment?

Yeti Tours has a large up-to-date fleet of boats available to those wishing to do their own thing. All our equipment is of modern design and chosen for its comfort, stability, and suitability for the task.

Tents are also available for hire. Our tents are modern double skinned hoop tents with sewn in floor and insect screen.


Canoe and kayak hire

2 Days – Adult $175 | Child $150
3 Days – Adult $180 | Child $170
4 Days – Adult $185 | Child $175
5 Days – Adult $200 | Child $190
6 Days – Adult $210 Child | $200
8 Days – Adult $250 | Child $240

Each canoe comes complete with paddles, buoyancy vests, and Waterproof storage barrels. Each kayak comes complete with paddle, buoyancy vest, spray deck and “Cascade” dry bags. For safety reasons, we do not rent to solo paddlers.

Price includes transport from Ohakune to Taumarunui, Ohinepane or Whakahoro and then return from Pipiriki (Or Wanganui) to Ohakune. Safe vehicle storage is also included. View Whanganui River Map (Note: Cost of FUP not included).


Our transport runs on a regular schedule which allows for drop-offs And pickups on the same day if necessary. Our departure time from Ohakune is 7.30am and pick-up time in Pipiriki is 2.00pm.


Camping Package Hire

2 Days – Single $35 | Double $50
3 Days – Single $45 | Double $60
4 Days – Single $55 | Double $70
5 Days – Single $65 | Double $80
6 Days – Single $75 | Double $90
8 Days – Single $95 | Double $110

Facility User Pass (FUP)

The Department of Conservation now has an online booking system. We recommend you book online here. This secures your campsites for the tour. Yeti Tours is also an authorised DOC booking agent and we can book for you upon request.

Useful Information

AccommodationYeti Canoe Tours Wanganui River, National Park, North Island New Zealand

Ohakune has a wide range of accommodation. Ask us for recommendations. Ohakune also has a good sized supermarket so you can stock up on supplies before your trip. Supermarket closes at 7 pm.


Remember that while canoeing the Whanganui River, all the campsites are within the Whanganui National Park. Please carry sufficient rubbish bags with you to ensure that all refuse is removed from these campsites.

Equipment Collection and Transportation

Equipment is to be collected from and returned to our depot in Ohakune. People wishing to use our transport meet in Ohakune also. Our costing allows a reasonable amount of time for loading, unloading, and pre-departure instruction. As we are sometimes running to a tight schedule, waiting time for late arrivals may be charged for.

A complete list of personal equipment along with information on our meeting time and place will be sent upon receipt of your deposit of 20% of the hirage total.

Please contact us to ascertain if the dates you wish to book are available and also read our TERMS and CONDITIONS on the “Online Booking” page before completing the booking form.