the History of the Whanganui River
100 years ago a small fleet of specially
designed vessels just like the Adventurer II
were the lifeline of the unique and
picturesque Whanganui River.
The spectacular three day journey from
Taumarunui to Wanganui was for thousands of
tourists the highlight of their visit and
there can be no equal to shooting a long
twisting rapid in a flat bottom, tunnel
hulled work horse of yesteryear.
Once again, the Adventurer II offers that
experience in braving at least 135 rapids as
the Rhine of New Zealand snakes its way to
Charter trips are available upon