Whanganui River Canoe Trips from $65, FREE CAMPING & WIFI, Great Atmosphere, Taumarunui Canoe Hire offers  guided and unguided canoe hire and kayaking trips on the Whanganui River in New Zealand
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Taumarunui Canoe Hire offers  unguided canoe hire and kayaking trips along with Jet Boat Tours on the Whanganui River in New Zealand

What To Bring

On your trip with Taumarunui Canoe Hire, you will need to bring a range of gear to make your journey comfortable and safe. Try and keep your supplies as compact as possible and check out our trip details page and trips page for further information.

Please note that you will need warm gear to wear canoeing as well as if you are camping. Polypropylene/thermal fleece is good as it remains warm when wet and is fast drying. Cotton is really cold when wet. Make sure you bring an entire change clothes as you are bound to get wet!

  • A Tent is compulsary on the Whanganui River Journey even if you are booked in the huts (This is for your safety, if you dont get to the hut you have cover/ to sleep in).
  • Swim wear, shorts, sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Tracksuit, polypro pants (not jeans), windproof leggings (optional)
  • Waterproof jacket or parka
  • Aqua shoes, strapped sandals, sandshoes or wetsuit booties
  • Light gloves (for warmth or blisters)
  • Woollen socks
  • Food (plus extra in case of an emergency) and drinking water (allow two litres per person per day)
  • Camping equipment and clothes, including comfortable shoes, towels, first aid kit, torch, insect repellent, food, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, personal toiltetries, medications, reading material etc

We also supply a recommended and detailed gear list when you do your deposit.

Extras Available for Hire, please book in advance so you are not disappointed if the gear is already hired out or if we are out of stock in something.

We are able to supply the following for hire if you forget something: Please note if we are presold out, we will try to work something out for you, if not when we drive through town ask us to stop for you to purchase what you need.

2-3-4 person tents $10.00 per day ($25 per journey)
Dry suits $10.00 per day ($25 per journey)
Kovea Gas cooker $5.00 Trip (Gas cylinder refills for this make $5ea)
Camping pot set $10.00 Trip
Plates, Cups, cutlery $5.00 Trip
Rubber Bed Roll $5.00 Trip
(Self Inflating Bedrolls are extra)

Sleeping bag, non Allergenic $10-20 per journey
Barrels and dry bags free of charge
If you need to have more than a few items we will give you a discount or throw something in free of charge.

We offer Freedom Camping Before & after your journey with us.


Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours
292 Hikumutu Road
New Zealand

Free Phone:
0800 CANOE 4 U (NZ only)
(0800 22663 4 8)
(+64 7 895 7483)
If all else fails 64 7 895 5350
027 2266348 Karens Cell Phone

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