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Dory Trips

Taihape, New Zealand – Great location - show map

Duration: 4, 5 or 6 days

$1930

per person – 4 days Trip

$2150

per person – 5 days Trip

$2315

per person – 6 days Trip

Season: 11th October to 31st March

Travel the iconic Whanganui Journey in a specialty wooden river dory. These beautiful boats carry you comfortably down the Whanganui River and through the National Park. This is a unique way in which to experience New Zealand’s most popular river trip.

What Is Included:

  • All meals
  • Quality camping equipment (except sleeping bags) including tents and luxury sleeping pads.
  • Camping fees at Department of Conservation campsites
  • All river gear including paddle pants, lifejacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks
  • 4-6 days on the Whanganui River with a knowledgable guide.  Stopping to see interesting sights along the way, like the Bridge to Nowhere.

What to bring:

  • Swimwear and a Towel
  • Sleeping bags
  • A complete gear list will be sent to you on Booking.

The River

The river flows quiet and swift
It twists and turns as the waters drift
It branches and breaks—its fingers entwine
It grows and grows—snakes like a vine.

The river with the soft scent of a calm day
With the smell of clean—hanging—still—in the grey
And sweetness carried on the breath of morning
It caresses the river—the waters flowing.

The river—crystalline from winter melt
And sweet with the summer soon felt
It tastes of springtime—the season between
And flows the river—so blue and clean.

The river—its lazy trickle of water
The musical rhythm—the ocean’s daughter
It whispers and murmurs—a song of its own
Playing over and over—in continuous drone.

The river—so clear and cool
The water flows—the color like a jewel
Its soft arms embrace the shore
The river surging from the days before.

The river flows quiet and swift
It twists and turns as the waters drift
It branches and breaks—its fingers in twine
It grows and grows—snakes like a vine.

The River Flows
Kailey Jennings

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out.
thelodge@rivervalley.co.nz / 0800 248666 / +64 6 38 8144