Jet boating on the Whanganui River is not so much a “thrills and spills” experience but a fast and efficient way to traverse the length of this mystical river.
Guided tours include the Bridge to Nowhere, Nukunuku Museum and the Niu poles in the upper reaches and the River Queen movie locations. Short scenic tours can also be tailor-made to suit your needs.
The main pick-up points are Pipiriki and Whakahoro, but operators can provide or arrange pick-up and drop-off services from main towns and villages. Operators also provide river transport to or from walks in the Whanganui National Park.
Visitors should note that while travelling in a jet boat is an efficient and fun way to travel, the wind chill factor is somewhat higher than in a canoe. A warm hat, scarf (and sunglasses for those in the front seat!) is worthwhile considering.
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As a Whanganui River Canoe Operator it is our pleasure to provide freedom hire for kayaks/canoes, jet boat journeys and cycle hire, through the many rapids and remote majestic gorges,...More info Make an enquiry
Whanganui River Adventures - owned and operated by locals Ken & Josephine Haworth, Ken has been Commercial Jetboating on the river since 1985 with his parents who started in the...More info Make an enquiry
Bridge to Nowhere Tour - 4 hours
Departing from Pipiriki our jet boat tours run daily travelling 30km into the wilderness region of the Whanganui National Park. Pass through fern-clad gorges,...