Longest navigable river
Business Type: Whanganui River
Third-longest river. A major river in the North Island of New Zealand – during earlier years a significant route to the interior for both Maori and settlers – with trading posts and steam boat services on the river....Address: Whanganui Central Manawatu, Whanganui
Rising on the northern slopes of Mt Tongariro – one of the three active volcanoes on the Central Plateau of the North Island, it flows northwest to Taumarunui before turning southwest.
Flowing through the rough, bush-clad King Country it turns again to the southeast before reaching Whanganui.
At 290km in length, it is New Zealand’s third longest river and the countries longest navigable river.
From its early days of trading posts and steam boats much history accompanies the river.
Jet boating, rafting, canoeing and kayaking some of the water based activities available along with many walking and hiking trails.
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