Hire your bike and set off on the newly established Timber Trail or explore any of the other Central North Island bike trails. Epic Cycle Adventures specialise in bike hire, shuttle services and guides to your chosen trail.
Experience the freedom of kayaking through remote rivers, along rapids and through majestic gorges either guided or un-guided. Or choose to explore the river by jet boat. You are guaranteed to see some of the most beautiful scenery and lush native bush in the world.
Lying adjacent to the famous Whanganui River Lauren’s Lavender Farm offers magical and tranquil surroundings of fragrant lavender fields, farm land and bush.
With a gift shop and newly licensed they would be happy to host your group of ten or more for dinner after a day on the rails or as a pre-rail adventure night out. Give them a call on 07 896 8705.
A canoe trip down the Whanganui River is perfect for people of all ages and all experience levels. Trips can range from one day on both the Ongarue and Whanganui Rivers up to the five day expedition from Taumarunui to Pipiriki.
Based South of Taumarunui in Raurimu, Wades Landing offers a variety of tours, including visiting some of the Lord of the Rings filming locations, canoeing, kayaking, mountain bike trails, and hiking.
At Cherry Grove you will see the meeting of the two rivers the Ongarue and the Whanganui. A short, 20 minute meander along the banks of the Whanganui River will lead you to the Victory Bridge, and back to the river confluence.
With a friendly atmosphere, a spacious club house and a picturesque rural backdrop, a day spent on the Taumarunui Golf Club's 18 hole course makes for a peaceful and pleasant day out along with an excellent golfing experience.
There is some excellent fresh water fishing in the area around Taumarunui. To get to some local secret fishing spots, talk to Ken at Seriously Outdoors Taumarunui.