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Canoeing on the Whanganui River

Canoeing on the Whanganui River

Canoeing has been a popular recreational activity on the Whanganui River since the 19th century. The trip downstream from Taumarunui, through many rapids, has been classified as a Great Journey. A number of tourist operators offer guided trips.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Western North Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 March 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015