Current Conditions on the Whanganui River
For current Whanganui River conditions, click on one of the links below, or call the Genesis Flow Phone on 07 386 8113 and follow the voice prompts. The Whanganui River is considered unsafe for canoeing when the level at Te Maire is above 80 cumecs. Extreme care should also be exercised when the river is approaching 60 cumecs and the weather forecast is for rain in the Whanganui River headwaters. In these conditions we will not put people on at Cherry Grove, and sometimes not at Ohinepane, but generally it is still safe to put people on at Whakahoro. Our cutoff at Whakahoro is 1.8m. The best idea is to ring us on 0800 252 946 for an update on expected conditions before you leave home.
- Whanganui River levels at Piriaka and Te MaireNote: Clicking the above link will take you into the Genesis Energy website. Unfortunately their site is set up to disable the back button to exit their site and return to this site. However the Blazing Paddles site should still be open underneath, so just close the Genesis page to return to this page.
- Whanganui River levels at Whakahoro, PipirikiClick on river level forecast in left box; then select which of the Whanganui River sites you want to check (Wades Landing, Pipiriki)
- Ohura River levels at Nihoniho, TokirimaClick on river flow forecast in left box; then select which of the Ohura River sites you want to check (Tokirima, Nihoniho)
- Tongariro NP Weather forecast