Story: Whanganui region

Canoes on the Whanganui River

Canoes on the Whanganui River

Canoeing down the Whanganui River – particularly its most remote stretches, from Whakahoro to Pipiriki – was popular in the 19th century. It regained popularity in the later 20th century with the development of adventure tourism.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Outdoor recreation and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015