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POWER PADDLEPiriaka Power Station to  Cherry Grove (Taumarunui)Half Day $80Kayaks Only, Expect To "Get Wet" Great Trip For the Young at Heart.Book Now
SPLASH n' DASHCherry Grove - (Taumarunui) to Ohinepane1 day 4-5 Hours$80 A 22 km Paddle Through 49 Rapids. Option for a Stopover at the "LAVENDER FARM"Book Now
OVERNIGHTERCherry Grove (Taumarunui) to Whakahoro2 Days
1 Night
$160Transition From Town to Wilderness, a "MUST DO" 
Overnight Trip 
57 Kms of exhilaration.
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PARK HIGHLIGHTSWhakahoro to Pipiriki3 Days

$19588 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
$220Perfect Getaway This Trip
"Has It All"
145 Kms of Discovery. 
"Bridge toNowhere" 
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TE ARAROA WALKERS & CYCLISTSCherry Grove (Taumarunui) or Whakahoro to Either Pipiriki or  WanganuiUp to 8 DaysPOA"Complimentary" Pickup Ex I-Site Taumarunui  or New World 
"Complementary" Gear & Food Storage
Option -
National Park Pick Up $25 PP 

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.
NOT INCLUDED -  DOC Hut or Campsite Fees. Click here  For Department of Conservation Hut & Campsite Bookings
INCLUDED -  Equipment Hire and Transport Drop Off and Pick Up.
VEHICLE RELOCATION - Piriaka Base to Pipiriki - $100 - Saving up to 5 Hours For Those Travelling From the South.
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE - Tents, Wet Suits, Cooking Equipment, Sleeping Mats, Sleeping Bags.
COMPLEMENTARY - Emergency Personal Locator Beacon, wifi, Tea, Coffee, Showers, and Toilet Facilities Available at our Base.Secure vehicle store at our Base 


Sleeps 8$50 per person $200 Per Night Minimum
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed,
Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed,
Bedroom 3 - 2 Sets of Bunks
Bottom Sheet & Pillowcases

Sleeps 10$35 Per Person/NightBACKPACKER  COTTAGE
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed & Bunks Bedroom 2 - 2 Sets of Bunks  Bedroom 3 - Double Bed & 3 Bunks
Bottom Sheet and Pillowcases 

Jet Boat

We have purchased a Jet Boat for our collection  - watch this space!

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

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