0800 BLAZIN or +64 21 991 564

Now offering Guided Canoe trips. Gift Vouchers available.


Canoeing    |    Jet Boat   |    Fly Fishing     |    Helicopter   |    Hunting  |    Accommodation

Which adventure will you choose?

The team at Blazing Paddles Outdoors can’t wait to show you the experience of a lifetime in the remote wilderness of our backyard, the stunning Ruapehu District.

Blazing Paddles Outdoors' warm hospitality, top class equipment and knowledgeable, helpful service will ensure you make the most of a New Zealand wilderness experience you’ll never forget.

Your choice of adventure:

  • Canoe or kayak down the beautiful Whanganui River, through isolated farmland and into the untouched forest of the national park.

  • Jet Boat through rapids and into deep, mirrored gorges where you’ll find destinations lost to time.

  • Immerse yourself in the Whanganui River, renowned for some of the best Fly Fishing in the world, with skilled guide Peter.

  • Helicopter over some of New Zealand’s most gorgeous scenery and drop down into far-flung, off-grid glamping sites or luxurious lodges.

  • Join our sister company Aotearoa Safaris to stalk through pristine bush land, Hunting red deer and and other game at our comfortable hunting hut or throughout NZ.

Blazing Paddles Outdoors - our dedicated local team have welcomed intrepid travelers to the unique Whanganui River Journey since 1998 as Blazing Paddles Ltd.

For more information email us on info@blazingpaddles.co.nz
Call 0800 252 946 or text 021 991 564

Check the Weather

Your safety is important to us. We may postpone or cancel your trip if the weather or river levels are unsafe. The Whanganui River is considered unsafe for canoeing when the Levels are above 1.5m at Te Maire.