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Enjoy the mixture of farmland, native bush, and waterfalls. Get out of the canoe and take a short hike to the Bridge to Nowhere along the way.
This canoe or kayak trip takes three to five days, starting at Taumaranui (145km) or Whakahoro (87km) and ending in Pipiriki.
The best time to go is from October to April, the Whanganui Journey Great Walks season. Bookings are required for accommodation at Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and campsites during this time.
Transport and canoe hire is available from nearby towns: Taumaranui, Ohakune, and Whanganui.
Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.