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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 Huntdownunder 2012 Ltd. Trading As Blazing Paddles and any of its Directors, Officers, Owners, Employees or suppliers HARMLESS for any accident, illness, or liability which might occur.


Power PaddlePiriaka to Taumarunui Holiday Park OR Cherry GroveHalf Day$75Kayaks only, expect to get wet.Book Now
Splash N' DashCherry Grove/Taumarunui to Ohinepane1 day$90Great for those with limited time.  Has the most rapids.Book Now
OvernighterCherry Grove/Taumarunui to Whakahoro2 days$160Enjoy the upper river and overnight camping.Book Now
Park HighlightsWhakahoro to Pipiriki3 days$195Rapids, overnight camping, Whanganui National Park.Book Now
Ohinepane SpecialOhinepane to Pipiriki4 days$195Our most popular trip.  Whanganui National Park.Book Now
Ultimate ExperienceCherry Grove/Taumarunui to Pipiriki5 days$220All of the above - great trip for those with a little more time.Book Now
Te Araroa WalkersCherry Grove/Taumarunui OR Whakapapa to WanganuiPOAComplimentary pickup from i-Site Taumarunui or National Park, New World stop, gear + food storage, and transport.

Please note Canoe/Kayak rental prices are based on 1 PAX, discounts apply for larger groups.
For Safety, there is a minimum of 2 PAX required.
Prices do NOT include DOC Hut or Campsite Fees.  Click here to book for DOC
Prices include equipment hire and transport drop off an pick up.
Vehicle relocation available - Piriaka base to Pipiriki - $100.
Available for Hire - Tents, Wet Suits, Cooking Equipment, Sleeping Mats, Sleeping Bags.
Secure vehicle store at our Base (985 State Highway 4 - Piriaka).
Complimentary Emergency Personal Locator Beacon, wifi, tea, coffee, showers, and toilet available at our Base.


CottageSleeps 8$200 per night2 Queen Beds & 4 Bunks
BackpackerSleeps 10$50/person/nightBedroom 1 - Queen Bed & Bunk / Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunks / Bedroom 3 - Double & 2 Bunks

Jet Boat

We will soon be adding a Jet Boat to our collection  - watch this space!

Heli Tours

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

River Conditions

For current Whanganui River conditions, check here, or call the Genesis Flow Phone on 07 386 8113 and follow the voice prompts. 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 for rain in the Whanganui River headwaters. In these conditions we will not put people on at Cherry Grove, and sometimes not at Ohinepane, but generally it is still safe to put people on at Whakahoro. Our cutoff at Whakahoro is 1.8m.

The best idea is to ring 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 forecast 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.