0800 BLAZIN or +64 21 991 564


*** 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 ***

SPLASH'n DASHCherry Grove - (Taumarunui) to Ohinepane1 day 4-5 Hours$100 A 21.5 km Paddle Through 45 Rapids. Option for a Stopover at the "LAVENDER CAFE"Book Now
OVERNIGHTERCherry Grove (Taumarunui) to Whakahoro2 Days
1 Night
$175Transition From Town to Wilderness, Ohura Falls,
Overnight at Poukaria Campsite, 100 rapids
57 Kms of exhilaration.
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PARK HIGHLIGHTSWhakahoro to Pipiriki3 Days

$20088 Kms of Scenery, 
 in the Whanganui National Park.
"Bridge to Nowhere"
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Ohinepane to Pipiriki4 Days
3 Nights
123 kms of Fun & Tranquility
"Bridge to Nowhere" 
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ULTIMATE EXPERIENCECherry Grove (Taumarunui) to Pipiriki5 Days
4 Nights
$200Perfect Getaway 
145 Kms of Discovery, Rapids and Scenery. 
"Bridge to Nowhere" 
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TE ARAROA WALKERS & CYCLISTSCherry Grove (Taumarunui) or Whakahoro to Either Pipiriki or  WanganuiUp to 8 Days$225"Complimentary" Pickup Ex I-Site Taumarunui New World or Holiday Park
"Complimentary" Gear & Food Storage
National Park Pick Up From $25 PP 
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PLEASE NOTE -  Canoe/Kayak Rental Prices Are Based On 1 PAX. Discounts Apply For Larger Groups.Please Call For More Information
FOR SAFETY -  There is a minimum of 2 PAX required per trip.
PRICE INCLUDES - Canoe/Kayak, Paddles, Life Jackets, Storage Drums, Baler, Rope, River Maps, Safety Dvd and Briefing, Transport To and From the River and Vehicle Storage.

NOT INCLUDED -  DOC Hut or Campsite Fees. Click here  For Department of Conservation Hut & Campsite Bookings

VEHICLE RELOCATION - Piriaka Base to Cherry Grove $50, Ohinepane $100, Whakahoro $150, Pipiriki $150 - Saving up to 5 Hours For Those Travelling From the South. 
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE - Tents, Wet Suits, Cooking Equipment, Sleeping Mats, Sleeping Bags.
COMPLIMENTARY - Emergency Personal Locator Beacon, wifi, Tea, Coffee, Showers, and Toilet Facilities Available at our Base. Secure vehicle storage is at our Base 

Combination Packages Including Accomodation and Shuttle Services available, Bicycles too.


Sleeps 8$50 per person
$200 Per Night Minimum
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed,
Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed,
Bedroom 3 - 2 Sets of Bunks
Bedding Provided

Sleeps 13$50 Per Person/NightBACKPACKER  COTTAGE
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed & Bunks,
Bedroom 2 - 2 Sets of Bunks, 
Bedroom 3 - Double Bed & 3 Bunks,
Fitted Sheet and Pillowcases 


Jet Boat

We have added Jet Boat to our fleet for both Safety and Leisure - Adventure and Fishing Tours!

Jet Boat Tours

MUFFIN RUN - Cherry Grove (Ngahuinga) to Ohinepane, stopping at Lauren's Lavender Farm and Cafe. Up to two hours for up to 8 passengers. $150 per passenger.

BACK IN TIME - Either Cherry Grove (Ngahuinga) or Ohinepane to the Ohura Falls and Return - we include lunch along the awa and have a few other interest spots to stop at. Approx 3 hours for up to 8 passengers. $200 per passenger.

BLUE DUCK BUZZ - A great trip to Whakahoro/Blue Duck Cafe. Lunch Included. Approx 5-6 hours for up to 8 passengers. $300 per passenger (Min 2 passengers)

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE - Elite and customised Tour to suit your interests, with a dedicated guide aboard. Pipiriki up to Taumarunui (145 kms), Includes Lunch and the Iconic Bridge to Nowhere bush walk and other unlimited stops. Shuttle to Pipiriki in our Vehicle with coffee at Historic Raetihi. $2000 total - up to 4 passengers.

WILDERNESS FISHING - Access to remote fishing spots on the Whanganui River with our Jet Boat or other prime locations by 4x4 vehicle. Customised to meet your needs, ask us for a specially designed tour with various prices.

Heli Tours

We will soon be adding Heli Tours - watch this space!

River Conditions

For Current Whanganui River Conditions, Click  here. The Whanganui River is Considered UNSAFE for Canoeing When the Level at Te Maire is Above 80 cumecs. Extreme Care Should Also be Exercised When the River is Approaching 60 cumecs and the Weather Forecast is Indicating Rain in the Whanganui River Headwaters.

The Best Idea is to Call us on 0800 252 946 for an Update on Expected Conditions Before You Leave Home.   

"Your safety is important to us and we reserve the absolute right to not put people on when we consider the river conditions or weather forecasts are unfavourable, or for any other reason, at our sole discretion. In the event that we consider the river to be unsafe for canoeing, we will fully refund any deposit or other payment made. If we consider the river to be safe for boating and you choose not to go, we reserve the right to keep any deposit or payment made."


The purpose is to undertake the activity of outdoor adventures (“Activity”) on terms that I am totally personally responsible for the safety and security of myself and any other persons with me, you and your property and amenities on all the terms set out below.

I understand that outdoor activities in the widest sense of the word are potentially dangerous ad agree to indemnify and hold Blazing Paddles Ltd. and any of its Directors, Officers, Owners, Employees or suppliers HARMLESS for any accident, illness, or liability which might occur.

What to Bring

Each person gets 2 storage drums to pack your belongings -

Food for trip entirety plus an extra day and Rubbish Bags

Drink Bottle and Drinking Water

Suitable Outdoor Clothing, Suitable Sandals or Shoes (slip on type or jandals unsuitable) 2-3 Thermal Tops, Several Pairs of Shorts and Long Pants, Shirts, Swim Wear, Warm Clothing for at night, Warm Socks, Waterproof Jacket, Beanie or Warm Hat

Towel, Sunglasses with attached strap, Sunhat with attached strap

Sleeping bag, Sleeping mat

Torch or Head torch 

General First Aid Kit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellant, Personal Toiletries and Toilet Paper

Tent, Cooking and Eating Utensils, Gas Cooker and Canisters or similar, Matches or Lighter 

Camera/Phone in water proof case

Zip lock bags or similar to pack items into for added protection