These tours are designed for an alternative to walking this region of New Zealand's National parks. Explore rugged terrain and lush native forrest.

The Whanganui River is rich with Maori and European history, the largest reminder of which is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Just as the early explorers did, you will see and experience the NZ wilderness, wondering if you have taken a step back in time.

Paddling downstream you will travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges, farmland as well as some rapids en-route.

Prices Includes

Guide/s, return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base to the river put in, lunch and all equipment required (canoe, dry barrels for your gear, PFD’s, paddles)

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire equipment and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need.

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift base.

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$295 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$260 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours
9am-5pm, 7 days. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of Operation
All Year