Whanganui National Park is close by the Cities of Whanganui, Raetihi, Ohakune, Taumarunui and the Taumarunui to Stratford Heritage trail which is often referred to as ‘the forgotten highway’.
There are heaps of excellent walks throughout the region, one of the most popular being the 40-minute bush walk from the Mangapurua Landing to the Bridge to Nowhere, 30km up the stream from Pipiriki.
The Matemateaonga Walkway and the Mangapurua are much longer, and are one-way tracks. They either begin or end on remote parts of the river, and you need to get a jet boat to get out.
Most of the Jet boat operators are based at Ohakune, Raetihi, National Park or Taumarunui. The river ends at
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