Canoe/Kayak the Whanganui River 18th Jan

The trip will be a 3 day journey from Whakahoro to Pipiriki.

We will drive up in Mae's car, meet at the railway station in Wellington 5.30pm and go from there. We will not stop for food on the way, so eat before or bring something to eat in the car.

Accomodation on arrival on Friday night is at the YHA (http://www.yha.co.nz/hostels/north-island-hostels/yha-national-park/) in National Park Village. We will be picked up by the canoe company Adrift from there on saturday morning and they will drive us to the start of the journey.

On the trip it's either in lodges or camping at:
1) John Coull Hut (Sat 19th)
2) Bridge to Nowhere (Ramanui) (Sun 20th)

http://www.adriftnz.co.nz/whang...

http://www.doc.govt.nz/Document...

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-an...

http://www.whanganuiriveraccommodation.co.nz/camping_backpackers.html

 

Prices (per person):

Canoe/kayak: $185

YHA: $26 (shared 8-person dorm mix/female)

John Caull: $14 (camp) or $32 (hut)

Ramanui: around $14 (camp) or $25 (6-person cabin)

Petrol plus parking: $50

 

We need to pre-book the canoes and accomodation as soon as possible and before we go up on the journey. Mae will do the booking for canoes and the accomodation so you will need to transfer the necessary money to her before that. The deadline to transfer the money is by Monday 14th 6pm. The account number will be sent out by mail. After you have made your payment, you need to email Mae and tell her what accommodation and canoe option you want to go with and include proof of the payment. Failing to meet the deadline means that you will forfeit your place on the trip. Once booked, there will not be any refunds if cancelling.

You can alternatively call Mae, and give the money to her in person.

 

You will need to bring your own food for the trip and remember to bring enough for an extra day in case of emergencies. Also remember to bring and check your camping gear. We will send out a list out with mandatory gear and other things you should have with you.

 

We will need four people to be able to book the canoes/kayaks and due to the limitations of the camp grounds we can't take more than four.

 

Mae:[masked]

Peter:[masked]

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  • Mae

    Here's a suggested packing list for the trip:
    http://www.canoesafaris.co.nz/about/what-to-bring

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi im intersted to join n get on the waiting list. But was wondering about the fitness level required?

    January 12, 2013

    • Mae

      Jowe, can you send me your contact email and number in case a space becomes available.

      January 14, 2013

  • Peter

    Hi Jowe,
    Being able to swim 100m in clothes and paddle leisurly for 4 hours per day for three days is what you should expect to be able to handle.
    Under normal circumstances I would say that's 3/10 on a fitness scale.

    January 12, 2013

    • Peter

      Very slim at this point. Sorry.

      January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      okay . thank you then and enjoy :)

      January 13, 2013

  • sarah d.

    Sorry cant come after all

    January 12, 2013

  • Peter

    Rachel, I think a 3 day journey will land somewhere around $250 or over, including canoes, friday night lodging, pass for the river, camp/hutts and travel back and forth from Wellington.

    Angel, I think Monday night would be correct (I changed it).

    The rest of the details will need to be finalised.

    January 11, 2013

  • Mae

    I've made changes to the start and end dates/times.
    We need a minimum of 4 people to hire the kayaks/canoes.
    Please book your accomodation on the DOC track.
    You are responsible for your safety on this trip.

    Here's some information on the journey:

    We're looking at doing the 3 day journey from Whakahoro to Pipiriki.

    Accomodation on arrival is at the National Park Village.
    Place to be determined.

    On the trip it's either in lodges or camping at:
    1) John Coull Hut (19th)
    2) Tieke Kainga (20th)

    Transport to the start of the kayaking trip and from the end will be arranged through Adrift who provide kayak and canoe rentals.

    http://www.adriftnz.co.nz/whanganui-national-park-canoeing/recommend-river-routes/

    http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/wanganui/wanganui-journey-brochure.pdf

    http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/manawatu-whanganui/whanganui/whanganui-journey/places-to-stay/

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mae! Where are you planning to start/end? Any idea of cost? Thanks.

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    one question, is the end date right?? I thought the plan was coming back on Monday night

    January 11, 2013

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