Whanganui River Adventures

Whanganui River Adventures

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Heading up the Mangapurua / Kaiwhakauka this weekend - we've had a bit of rain (64mm at the trig). Please check with your pre-booked jet boat operator that they are running - and you have the right gear. (Knobbly tyres, warm gear, PLB etc) (If in doubt check our website https://www.mountainstosea.nz/what-to-pack/)

We're working on getting a track inspection done as well.
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A selection of Māori tourism experiences upholding the value of kaitiakitanga 🌍

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The Kai Waho Experience Rotorua Rafting Rua Awa Lodge Whanganui River Adventures Te Wharewaka o Poneke

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Great to welcome Lynley and guests this week as they were updating the promotional material for the Mountains to Sea NZ website on the lower reaches of the awa, visiting providers such Whanganui River Adventures , Matahiwi Gallery and Roadside Cabins as well as local beauty/history spots along the way. Can't wait to see the results.
Labour weekend = Mangapurua Open from this Friday!

The team at Department of Conservation , Impel 2010 Limited and Ruapehu District Council have been working hard on the trail, and its riding mint!
Expect some mud in places.
Book your shuttle and jetboat. Pack your gear. Check your bike.

Opens Friday 22 October.

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Thank you for an enjoyable way to see out 2020. My family group of 11 today had a great time and will totally recommend you to others. Loved hearing the history along the river and up at the bridge. My boys did not miss technology once! Happy new year from the Woodward, Breen, Candy and Shaw group🙂
Thanks for another great trip back from the Matemateaonga Walkway Whanganui River Adventures. Such an underrated part of our backyard #lovelocal #whanganuinationalpark
Wonderful trip last week. So cool going with people (Josephine and Ken) with such a connection to this valley, land and bridge. Relaxed, informative, quietly spiritual. Kia ora, nga mihi nui.
Scott Selena Lillas request jet boat to Tieke. Just tagging them.
Cool page Bebbles.
If anyone wants to do Jerusalem 😉 or just want rides
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Personalised Tours - Unforgettable with local staff & tour guides (born & bred from the awa and iwi descendants) Pipiriki, the southern gateway to the Whanganui National Park, it is from here we your operator welcome you aboard.

All tours are small ensuring a memorable experience and can be tailor-made to suit your personal requirements. Ken (your local guide/driver, who first started driving Commercial Jetboats in 1985) and his wife - Josephine (whose family have been on the river for generations and still work and live here today) have extensive local knowledge and stories of their entire childhood of growing up and liv

Operating as usual

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 08/04/2022

Awesome day today with the weather being absolutely stunning and 2 boats - Ariki and Boat 2 (Wairere) on the awa (river).

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Photos from New Zealand at Expo 2020's post 20/03/2022

It was a pleasure to host this group from auckland. Early morning starts and inbetween filming throughout the day. Thanks to Nicole and the team at NTT for the pleasure of working in with this project.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 19/03/2022

Big shout out to all of these lovely kiwis who have chosen us as their operator on the Whanganui Awa (River) to come do our personalized tours and sharing our history and stories of our growing up on the awa (river).
We come from a generation of Riverboat Skippers, Captains, Deckhands and families who worked in the Pipiriki Hotel.
Today our families are still living here in Pipiriki and upriver in the remote areas where our whanau (family) are still living off grid and on our whenua (land).
We are the Ahi Kaa and still being Kaitiaki on our whenua and on the awa doing what we do best and love. Appreciating you too.
Nau mai haere mai ki te awa o Whanganui.

17/03/2022

It comes with great sadness in reading the news posts of Russell's passing.
Omg condolences to the Cullen Whanau for your big loss of such a humble man.
Russell from us and our team here in Pipiriki it was awesome to meet you.
Fly high mate and may you rest in peace.
From Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground team.
Go well.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 14/03/2022

Arohamai been really busy with the Tour Aotearoa Riders coming through from 1st March to now as well as with our normal day tours and day riders coming through here at Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground Pipiriki.
So sorry we haven't had time to post anything. Pics attached as per our Tour Aotearoa Bike Riders.
We are sadden to read news posts from Paul Kennett of Russell (pictured) as per Tour Aotearoa page. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most vulnerable time. He was such a neat person and so full of life. That's my mask in there with him and his brother.
We have met some of the most awesome people on the TA since we first started back in 2016 (correct me if I'm wrong) and still continue to do that.
Gosh we have come along way since then.
Looking forward to the next one.
Big mihi to the Kennett Brothers (Jonathon, Simon and Paul) in what you are doing for all of us.
We appreciate you! So from our team at Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground thoughts are with all those riders who have had to pull out for personal reasons and mechanical etc.
Steven hope you made it to Auckland for your daughter. We also have your helmet at our office. Go well mate and hope your daughter recovers soon. Stay safe out there to all of the other awesome riders whom have been here at our office and on our Jetboats with our team.
Staying safe and ride well. Remember to enjoy the ride! We certainly have enjoyed your time with us.
From te Team at Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground Pipiriki. See you all on the next Brevet 23.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 02/03/2022

Kia Ora Koutou

Thank you to all of those visitors whom have still come to Pipiriki, Whanganui River where we are based
and live.
What a great day we have had on the river (awa) with our visitors (manuhiri)
entertaining and sharing our local history and stories of our personal
upbringing on the river with our families (whanau).
A bit of everything today with local tour guide Ken Haworth, from the tour to The Bridge to Nowhere (4 hrs), Onedayer Adventure (6-7 hrs) & Oneday Ride (MTB) + Tour Aotearoa Riders (Cape Reinga to Bluff bike ride).
Pics below.
Thank you to you all New Zealanders from all over our country for your awesome support with our Pipiriki Campinground and our Whanganui River Adventures Tours.
Stay safe and stay well.
Please be prepared to bring your masks for in our office and van transport and present your Vaccine passport at our office.
We respect you for your decisions (if you are not Vaccinated please wait outside our doors to save confrontation) and hope you respect our decisions too in keeping ourselves, staff and Community safe.
Please no discrimination!
We are trying to do the right thing in being safe for our 👪 families.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 20/02/2022

The campground last night and tonight. Cloud formations in the sunset.
#pipiriki #pipirikicampground #whanganuiriveradventures #whanganuiriveraccommodation

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 19/02/2022

Some more pics of the day

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 19/02/2022

One of the staff went for a refresher today and did the onedayer adventure. These are the pictures she took. What a great day it turned out to be. Our Awa looking amazing. #whanganuiriveradventures #whanganuiriver #onedayeradventure #bridgetonowhere #VisitRuapehu #visitwanganui

07/02/2022

Hosted these lovely people last night in our campground here in Pipiriki. The rain put a stop on their ride through the Mangapurua valley but made it down to us for their stay and then down the river road today to Rivertime Lodge for the night. Enjoy your cycle tomorrow down to Wanganui. Hope to see you again to finish off your Mountains to Sea ride through to the Bridge to Nowhere and maybe add on your canoe trip as well.

Day 3 leaving Whanganui River Adventure’s heading to Matahiwi gallery and cafe for lunch then staying the night at Rivertime. The weather has been terrible for them but they are soldering on, no e-bikes @whanganuiriveradventures

07/02/2022

Thanks guys for coming and experiencing what we have in our neck of the woods. Was a pleasure to meet and host you on our jetboats and at our campground in Pipiriki.

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Ruatiti Station
Rivertime Lodge

These Guy’s all made it through the Mangapurua Track today and beat the Rain well done

Many layers: Riding through a remote valley in Whanganui National park 02/02/2022

Many layers: Riding through a remote valley in Whanganui National park

A good little write up about the Mountains to sea trail.

Many layers: Riding through a remote valley in Whanganui National park The Mangapurua Track has many histories layered in its landscape.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 19/01/2022

Whanganui River Adventures back on the awa again. Thank you to all of those clients who joined our tours to The Bridge to Nowhere, Traveller with very little time and our popular ever multi day tour The Onedayer Adventure.
Great to have you all come and enjoy what we grew up with.
Thank you for supporting our local business with Ken, Josephine and our local team from the awa and Pipiriki.
We appreciate you all!

17/01/2022

Kia Ora koutou,
We have no power from 9am today. Due to no power the takeaway will be closed till we get power back on late afternoon.
Nga mihi

15/01/2022

Returning back from the Bridge to Nowhere after dropping our clients off for the 2 hour unguided Canoe journey back to Pipiriki.
Some more very happy customers.
Thank you to all those ones that have come to join our tours. We appreciate you.

15/01/2022

Another day out on the awa with awesome weather and nice low clear water.
Doing what we love best!
Local hospitality!

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 30/12/2021

Good little number of happy campers in the campground tonight!!
#Pipiriki campground

26/12/2021

Ariki and Ken Haworth heading upriver to The Bridge to Nowhere

A short video of my hubby Ken Haworth departing Pipiriki this morning with our boat load of multi tour mix of everything on Ariki.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 26/12/2021

Such a good day of positivity with some great Kiwis on holiday visiting our home on the awa.
Our group of ladies (Luma) from Auckland on the early short Jetboat tour with our Local tour guide/brother - Thomas Treanor.
Book confidently with Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground (background). All on our tour today.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 24/12/2021

What a Ataahua(Beautiful) day to go cruising on the awa (river) today. Delivering our wakas (canoes) to our spots for our tours on Sunday onwards.
Book your holiday tour with us the locals if you want a truly authentic local service.
We share our local history and stories we grew up with on the river.
Come and enjoy your day with our tour guides - Ken Haworth & Thomas Treanor.
We like to have a good laugh and give you an awesome day out.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years to you all.
Stay safe and well.
Remember your passports and masks when you visit us at Whanganui river Adventures. We are also the Pipiriki Campinground and Takeaway.

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 23/12/2021

We the Staff here at Whanganui River Adventures would like to wish you all a Happy and Safe Christmas.
We are closed Christmas Day and will resume back on Boxing Day. Boxing Day we will be open as normal except for the Takeaways as our cooks are away.

20/12/2021

Jetboat and bikes!! Keen for this adventure ride. Check it out.
📸@visitruapehu

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30/11/2021

Jetboat and bikes!! Keen for this adventure ride. Check it out.
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30/11/2021

Kia ora koutou!! We here at Whanganui River Adventures have updated our covid policy for the new traffic light system coming into effect on Friday 3rd December 2021. As of this date, we will be requiring everyone that visits us onsite or staying in the campground will need to present their vaccination passes on arrival. We accept everyone with 2 vaccinations and we will also accept a pre departure negative test of 72 hrs. Proof of this is required. All of our staff are fully vaccinated to keep you safe.
So with this in mind. We are still operating tours daily.
Nga mihinui kia a koutou.
Ken and Josephine Haworth
And our team of staff.

25/11/2021

Lovely group on our tour a few weeks ago. They did the epic tour with @forgottenworldadventures came up the river road with @whanganuitours and we took them to the Bridge to Nowhere and up to whakahoro @blue_duck_station

22/11/2021

Heres a couple of videos of the tamariki's. Hear the happy screams and waves. 🤗😀

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 22/11/2021

What a beautiful day it turned out to be today. We had a kura from Whanganui on the Bridge to Nowhere tour today. So many happy tamariki, parents and kaiako when they arrived back. They all loved the cultural history and not too mention the 360 spins. Thank you for coming and supporting us our whanau from the awa. We appreciate you all.

21/11/2021

Just another day in the office. Beautiful day today on the water

21/11/2021

This is our latest creation we have added to our menu over the weekend. This is our version of the McDonald's Big Mac. Have to say this is one hearty burger. We have named it the Awa Mac!! Very tasty!!

18/11/2021

Kia ora koutou. To let you all know that one of our villages, Hiruharama/Jerusalem along the river road is temporarily closed. Which means the convent and church are closed as well. Keeping our small and vulnerable communities safe.

We love being part of our communities including those on the Whanganui River Road. The marae at Hiruhārama/Jerusalem has temporarily closed to visitors. This includes the St Joseph's Church and Convent.

We know may riders will be dissapointed but this is to protect our whanau. We will be sure to let you know when we can welcome you back to this special place.

In the meantime, everything else is open including the Kawana Flour Mill, Matahiwi Gallery and Roadside Cabins, The Flying Fox, Whanganui River, New Zealand, Atene, the tunnel culvert and so much more...

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Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 14/11/2021

Even though the weather wasn't the greatest yesterday. Our local Kohanga from Parikino along the awa came up to Pipiriki and did our short 45min tour. They absolutely loved it.
#tekohangareooparikino
#whanganuiriver
#Koauteawakoteawakoau

Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 12/11/2021

Kia Ora Koutou
It's been a busy week this time for us and our staff here at Whanganui River Adventures and Pipiriki Campinground/Takeaway and Cafe. Your One stop shop in Pipiriki.
Shineal just did a big Kai order for our Kura o te awa tamariki, staff and helpers o Te Wainui a Rua Kura.

Mahi on te awa has been awesome too for our local business.
Big shout out to our customers who have been on the river with us recently and our clientele. Thank you to you all for choosing our local maori tourism business - Whanganui River Adventures to book your tour activities with and also use our Campinground and Cabins to stay in Pipiriki. We also like to say a big thanks to our Community and River Road Communities for your support and believing in us.
In this Covid Lockdown times we appreciate you and thank you to you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Just a few pics to keep you interested.

11/11/2021

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Click here to find out if it might be!
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Photos from Whanganui River Adventures's post 11/11/2021

It's been a busy but steady few days for us here at Whanganui River Adventures. We had the Fordell school students come Tuesday to do a tour and then today we had a custom tour with Forgotten World Adventures and our other boat had 7 others including 2 staff on a famil from the Ruapehu Isite going to the Bridge to Nowhere. We are quite lucky to have awesome partnerships with other businesses especially in these hard times. Some very happy clients and customers.

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Pipiriki, the southern gateway to the Whanganui National Park, it is from here we your operator welcome you aboard. All tours are small ensuring a memorable experience and can be tailor-made to suit your personal requirements.

Ken (your local guide/driver, who first started driving Commercial Jetboats in 1985) and his wife - Josephine (whose family have been on the river for generations and still work and live here today) have extensive local knowledge and stories of their entire childhood of growing up and living alongside the mystical Whanganui River, Ken will share with you the history and stories of the river stops and of the early settlers in the Mangapurua Valley - the famous "Bridge To Nowhere".

"Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au"

I AM THE RIVER, THE RIVER IS ME

Get off the beaten track and explore the natural & untouched Whanganui River on one of our Jet Boat or Canoe Tours. Be immersed in our local indigenous Māori & Pre-European culture by local river people - tangata whenua o te awa - for a truly unique experience and memory.

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Ariki and Ken Haworth heading upriver to The Bridge to Nowhere

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2522 Pipiriki-Raetihi Road
Whanganui
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