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Create your own unforgettable journey down New Zealand's iconic Whanganui River.

Situated on the Whanganui River, our base in Taumarunui in the Central Plateau of New Zealand offers an incredible scenic area including canoe adventures to suit your timeframe. From our super quick splash and dash to the unforgettable Ohinepane to Pipiriki four day journey or the ultimate five day excursion, contact us to plan your Whanganui River adventure and enjoy our complimentary door-to-river transfer shuttle service.

As from September 1st 2017, Blazing Paddles Canoe Adventures is being operated by Glenn and Raewyn Martin.  The business has moved 200m north to 985 State Highway 4, Piriaka.

We’ve built a reputation of being there early and getting you on the way home much quicker than most operators.  We are the only Whanganui River canoe operators who are physically on the Te Araroa Trail – you walk right past our gate – and we offer a resupply pick up and drop off service for all Te Araroa Trail walkers, plus great pricing for groups.

The Whanganui River has been home to the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2008 and will host the champs again in 2020.

For more information, download our free information booklet – or email us on glenn@blazingpaddles.co.nz

*** Please note - we won't leave paddlers stranded if you're 
late arriving at your destination and we won't charge you a late fee ***

Check the river levels at Te MairePipiriki, and Whanganui Town BridgeWhanganui tidal info available also.