Getting to Raetihi is part of the adventure. The roads here are scenic and impressive.
We are based on State Highway Four.
We are the closest canoe hire company to the end point of your trip, and one of the closest to Whakahoro, the beginning of the three day trip.
Driving to Raetihi from Auckland you will see the Raurimu Spiral. Driving from Taranaki you can take the scenic Forgotten highway. Driving from Wanganui/ Wellington you can choose the Whanganui River Road – or the Parapara Road. Both are breathtaking.
If you don’t have a car to get here don’t fret. If you prefer rail, there is a train station in Ohakune ten minutes away. Talk to us about arranging a shuttle to our Holiday Park (groups of four or more).
The Intercity Bus, and Naked bus are both pretty on to it – affordable, and both can drop you just down the road from us.
If you are here for a group gathering – if you want to go out and have a good night but don’t want to risk driving back from the bar, have a chat to us about a night time shuttle. We do not operate a regular service – but if you book in advance for a group we can help you out with more information.
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