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Blazing Paddles

Here you will find everything you need to know about canoeing or kayaking the Whanganui River.
We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience as you share our Whanganui River experience through the Whanganui National Park.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and offer refinements that no other Whanganui River canoe operator provides, all at a very competitive price. We have only one objective – to make sure all of our clients have the best possible time while in our care.

+64 7 895 5261 or 0800 252 946 (0800 BLAZING)
Owhango Adventures

Owhango Adventures should be your first choice to Canoe the Whanganui River, one of the longest navigable rivers in New Zealand.

We are located in the centre of the Ruapehu Region in the North Island and are based in a small town called Owhango on SH 4 Ruapehu.

We offer a Cultural Guided Whanganui River trip as well as a range of Canoe and Kayak Hire options with accommodation and food available:

Self Guided Canoe Hire
Cultural Guided Whanganui River trips
Short 1-day Canoe Trips
Longer 2-5 day Whanganui River Journeys

(07) 895 4854