Your best option for your Whanganui River Journey

Blazing Paddles Canoe Adventures for your Whanganui River Journey.

We are now taking bookings for the 2017-2018 season – book here

Everything you need to know about canoeing or kayaking the Whanganui River.

As from September 1, 2018, Blazing Paddles Canoe Adventures is being operated by Glenn and Raeywn Martin.

The business has moved 200m north to 985 State Highway 4, Piriaka.

We are looking to position ourselves as the company of choice for larger groups (14 seat and 11 seat vehicles) – and will guarantee you will not have to wait for any others, both at the start and finish of your journey, when you book for six or more.

When booking your unforgettable Whanganui River Journey ask how many others will be being put on with you at the same time. Bigger groupsĀ of 20 or more generally get on the river much later, and there’s a lot of waiting around at Pipiriki at the end, which is not a lot of fun if its raining.

We’ve built a reputation of being there early and getting you on the way home much quicker than most operators.

We also offer a car shuttle service for those who are coming from the south. It is only $60 per vehicle to have it transported to Pipiriki and you can set off from home from there – saving you up to two hours being transported back to our Piriaka base.

For more information, download our free information booklet – or email us on and we will post you a hard copy, along with our safety video.

We are the only Whanganui River canoe operators who are physically on the Te Araroa Trail – you walk right past our gate – and we offer a resupply pick up and drop off service for all Te Araroa Trail walkers, plus great pricing for groups.


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