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Whanganui River

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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand
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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
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Wanganui river trip on mail bus

By going to Pipiriki on the. Mail bus was amazing as Val the driver gave a running commentary plus stopped for photos.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2016
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Taupo, New Zealand

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

By going to Pipiriki on the. Mail bus was amazing as Val the driver gave a running commentary plus stopped for photos.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We used Whanganui River Guides based out of the town National Park in Tongariro. I forget the guides name but he was an English guy who was really good. We had the river to ourselves on s beautiful day. The river is wide and calm so suitable for novices. The bird life is amazing and we made a short stop... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Drove along the river road, fed the ducks - relaxing just to look at it - took a trip on the paddle boat - after all we was tourists... had lunch then went back for a leisurely stroll, totally relaxing atmosphere and the locals were interesting and enthusiastic about their heritage - parking was easy - loved this day

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Maori Historic connections are strong and prominent and the most important aspect of the River.This historic River was the Danube of the Southern Hemisphere in the 19th century with tourists coming from around the world to ride the Riverboats. You can still do this with the Waimarie Riverboat sailing most days in the summer and weekends off season. Our River... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We slowly drove up the river road, stopping at a marae where we were made most welcome and the old flour mill. Beautiful scenery and very quiet.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Took a hired kyak as a solo for a few days on the river. Teamed up with a team of 4 as solos were not allowed on the river. After the first day and a few duckings I got the hang of it. The weather was glorious, the scenery fantastic, the people lovely and the excitement was absolutely great. Despite... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We got to see the famous yellow duck. Now waiting to see a raft race. The rowers were in full action early this morning lovely walkways on both sides. Every man and his dog look to be out today

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Great place to go jet skiing, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, or to merely stroll alongside or swimming in. Easy to access, clean and safe because of its slow pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

It's always great to see a city that has a river going through it... This river has history and is well worth the read up on how vital it was to the local people. From time to time they have a ferry that takes travellers up and down the river. All I can say is enjoy

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beautiful, slow moving, so picturesque. This was a summer time visit. It can be very different in winter with headwaters hertling to the sea. We walked the new board walk, watched youngsters and their dog diving and swimming, enjoyed the peace and beauty of the sunset. We had visited the busy market and adjoining Mud Ducks Cafe the previous day.... More 

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