Guided Tours

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2 Day Guided river tour (36.5km)

2 Day Guided Tour Wanganui River National Park NZ

Yeti Guided Tours

This is a great weekend getaway for you, your family or friends on the beautiful Whanganui river. A two day Yeti Tour starts at Ohinepane, approximately 20km downriver from Taumarunui. Here the river winds its’ way through a mi xture of willow lined river flats, farmland and steep bush clad slopes. The trip ends just as we enter the main gorges of the Whanganui National Park. View Whanganui river map

There is plenty of time for you to explore some interesting historical sites close to the river, including the Nukunuku Museum and the Maraekowhai Niu Poles. The exit point for this trip is Whakahoro. A great weekend trip for family groups and social clubs.

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3 Day Guided river tour (87.5km)

3 Day guided Wanganui river canoe trips

3 Day Guided Tours

Are you the type of person who is fit but has little time? This trip is designed for you!

The 3 day trip starts down the river at Whakahoro where the main part of the National Park begins. This trip covers the most scenic sections of the river with its’ bush lined gorges and spectacular waterfalls.

We visit many places of interest including, Kirikiriroa, one of many old Maori village sites, Tarepokiore, “the whirlpool”, Tamatea Cave, John Coull Hut, Otumangu Landing, the Bridge to Nowhere, The “Drop Scene and Puraroto Caves, on our way to historic Pipiriki. View Whanganui River Map

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New – Mokau River 3 Day Guided river trip

Duration: 3 Days Skill Level Required: None Departs: Saturday, Monday & Wednesday Minimum: 4 people required

This is a trip for those who want to get away from the day to day grind, and want a nice sedate canoeing experience, the Mokau has stunning views of the only lowland coastal forest left in its natural state.

Starting at Te Matai you will paddle alongside limestone cliffs and through a few small shallow rapids. This quickly turns into willow lined regenerating farm land with minimal to no rapids (so nice and safe).

You will paddle past some low land Nikau forest and there is the option of a side trip to an abandoned coal mine Finishes close to Mokau

Cost Freedom hire: $275 per person Guided: $650 per person

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4 Day Guided river tour (87.5km)

Wanganui river guided kayak hire

4 day guided tour

The 4 day trip starts down the river at Whakahoro where the main part of the National Park begins. This trip covers the most scenic section of the river with its’ bush lined gorges and spectacular waterfalls. The trip is designed to be more relaxing which is ideal for the family or less fit.

We visit many places of interest including, Kirikiriroa, one of many old Maori village sites, Tarepokiore, “the whirlpool”, Tamatea Cave, John Coull Hut, Otumangu Landing, the Bridge to Nowhere, The “Drop Scene and Puraroto Caves, on our way to historic Pipiriki. View Whanganui River Map

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5 or 6 Day Guided river tour (125km)

Canoe the Whanganui river in a canoe with Yeti Tours

5 or 6 day guided tour

Starting at Ohinepane, approx. 20km downriver from Taumarunui, the trip begins at a leisurely pace with time to explore or relax.

This also enables those who have little or no experience in a canoe or kayak time to become familiar with their boats.

There is also plenty of time to explore some interesting historical sites close to the river, including the Nukunuku Museum and the Maraekowhai Niu Poles. As we progress further down the river, the farmland gives way to steep gorges and inaccessible native bush.

Once past Whakahoro, we enter the main part of the spectacular Whanganui National Park. We visit many places of interest including, Kirikiriroa, one of many old Maori village sites, Tarepokiore, “The Whirlpool”, Tamatea Cave, John Coull Hut, Otumangu Landing, the Bridge to Nowhere, The “Drop Scene” and Puraroto Caves, on our way to historic Pipiriki. View Whanganui River map

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Family and Group Concessions

If you have a family group of 2 adults and 3 children, the youngest child travels for 20% of the child price. We also offer group concession rates. Please call us for details.

Gear and equipment

  • Canoes/Kayaks with all gear and splashproof storage containers
  • Transport from and back to our meeting place
  • Qualified guides
  • All meals including quality 2 course dinners
  • DoC “Facility User Pass” (Hut & campsite pass)
  • Personal clothing and own transport to our meeting place in Ohakune. (A complimentary pick-up service from train or bus is available on request)
  • Tent and Sleeping Mat. (Available as part of the camping package)
  • Sleeping bag (Available as part of the camping package)
  • Plastic bags if possible sealable ones
  • Alcohol/Snacks

Camping Package

Camping on the Wanganui River

Sharing a tent with Yeti

If you have no camping gear the following package is available (see prices below).

  • One or two person Tent
  • Thermorest Sleeping Mat
  • Sleeping bag, Plates and Eating Utensils. (Please let us know if these are required)

Prices

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.

2 Day Tour
Adult $420.00 pp
Child $320.00pp
3 Day Tour
Adult $620.00 pp
Child $450.00
4 Day Tour
Adult $795.00 pp
Child $530.00 pp
5 Day Tour
Adult $850.00 pp
Child $565.00 pp
6 Day Tour
Adult $895.00 pp
Child $560.00 pp
2 Day
Single $35.00
Two Person Share $50.00
3 Day
Single $45.00
Two Person Share $60.00
4 Day
Single $55.00
Two Person Share $70.00
5 Day
Single $65.00
Two Person Share $80.00
6 Day
Single $75.00
Two Person Share $90.00

Special prices available on some dates. Call us for more details.

Note: Child Prices apply to children under 16. All Prices are in New Zealand Dollars and include G.S.T