Welcome to the Whanganui River its our pleasure to share this unique New Zealand experience with you either by Canoe or Jet Boat Tours. Choose to Canoe from between 4 hours to 5 days or Experience the Thrill of the Jet Boat Tours, its your choice.

At Taumarunui Canoe Hire we dedicate ourselves to giving you a personal, friendly and quality service. We love what we do and it shows, if there is anything you need to help your journey be even more enjoyable don't hesitate to ask.

Hire a canoe or kayak and tour the river with 2 or more people. A Whanganui River canoe trip is perfect for people of all ages and all experience levels. The views are magnificent and the experience is one not to be missed.

There is free camping beside the river at our base before and after your journey with us.

Trips can range from 3 hrs to 1,2,3,4 or the most popular five day expedition which is from Taumarunui to Pipiriki stopping at overnight campsites.

We have daily departures, and we recommend bookings

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$65-$265 (Adult)
(October 1 - May 1)
$50-$200 (Child, 16 and under))
Low Season
$65-$265 (Adult)
(September 1 - October 1)
$50-$200 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours
All Hours
Months of Operation
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec