Experience rock strewn rapids by Jet Boat as you travel down the majestic Whanganui river to Lauren’s Lavender farm. Stroll through the lavender fields, enjoy the tranquility of this riverside paradise, or relax and enjoy the café and gift shop.
Take in the breathtaking scenery and native bush
Enjoy the short fun rapids of the Whanganui River
Discover Lauren’s Lavender Farm
Bask in the tranquility of this riverside haven
3-hour Jet Boat & Lavender Farm adventure perfect for everyone
40km return Jet Boat ride along the Whanganui River
Entry to Lauren’s Lavender farm (coffee & cake available to purchase at additional cost)
Knowledgeable local river-guide
Return shuttles between Taumarunui and the Whanganui River
Meet at the Forgotten World Motel, for a short shuttle trip to board your Jet Boat. Depart Taumarunui, the upper most region of the Whanganui River on your river adventure. Travel downstream skimming over rapids, taking in the breathtaking scenery of farmland and bush clad hills. You'll hear about the rock formations at Herlihy’s Bluff, Omaka rapid and the longest continuous fall in the river.
We disembark, where a stair climb takes you from the river to Lauren's Lavender Farm, café and gift shop. Here you can purchase coffee, cake, lavender products and gifts, or simply take time to wander through the rows of lavender and enjoy the view of the river and surrounding native bush.
Return by Jet Boat back to Cherry Grove, Taumarunui
"Most Informative Trip Touched with a Good Sense of Humour
Most enjoyable jet boat ride that was very informative about the history / river of the trip. Rob combined this with his good sense of humour taking this trip a fun journey which my wife and I and sister thoroughly enjoyed."
Nzozy, TripAdvisor January 2019
Book your stay at the Forgotten World Motel before and/ or after your tour - contact our booking team or make your own booking online here.