Small Groups, Great Guides, Great Adventures

Times and Friendships Never to Forget

Kia Ora

Nau Mai Haere Mai

Tracey, Linda and the team are locals they travel the Whanganui River Road daily, delivering the Rural Mail. We offer a unique Mail Run Tour Visiting Historical places, Jetboat Combo’s and Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail.

Whanganui Tours provides a personalised service for all your biking, transport, food and accommodation needs along the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail (Ngā Ara Tūhono journey)

We transfer between Whanganui & Ohakune and are available to help with all your needs. The team know the area inside out…

We have E-bikes and bikes for hire, transfer luggage, pick up and drop off at accommodation. Working with all Local Operators we have lots of knowledge and maaniktanga to share.


We offer daily transport and connections to the Jet Boats going to the
Bridge to Nowhere.

We leave 7.00am in the morning from your accommodation, we will deliver the mail on the way and stop for morning tea before we connect with the Jet Boat Company at 10.00am.

As soon as everyone arrived and is booked in, the Jet Boat operator will explain the safety rules and you will be leaving for a great adventure to the Bridge to Nowhere.

Remember to bring lunch and a drink, hats, sunscreen and your cameras.

We will wait for you at the depot and leave from Pipiriki at about 3pm back to Whanganui arriving at you accommodation roundabout 4.30pm or stay the night either at Pipiriki or Jerusalem and be collected the next day.

You will have an easy 10 min walk to and from Jetboat.

Or add a bike hire and cycle to your accomodation.

$199 – Includes River Road Tour

Min 3 persons


Join Whanganui River local’s on theMail Run and Jetboat while enjoying the scenic river surrounds, historical sites, including Jerusalem Convent and Kawana Flour Mill, stopping formorning tea prepared by our local hosts, learning stories of Mother Aubert, James K Baxter and local Maori People.

Then board the Jet boat with Whanganui Scenic Experience for the 26Km downstream immersing yourself with the beauty and serenity of the lower reaches while enduring the Spiritual being of The Whanganui River.$180 – Includes River Road Tour.

You will have an easy 10 min walk to and from Jetboat.

Min 4 persons

Mountain to Sea Cycle Trail – Section 5

(Nga Ara Tuhoni)

The Mountains to Sea Cycle Trails will take your breath away.

From Tongariro National Park’s volcanic grandeur to the magical wilderness of the Whanganui River and the untamed Tasman Sea coast – our cycle trails will show you the sights, places and people that make our regions so special.

Known in Maori as ‘Ngā Ara Tūhono’ our connected pathways will take you to new adventures in a remarkable part of the world. Connecting two national parks the ride navigates alongside the tributaries and waters of the Whanganui river – with all their special stories for you to discover.
True to the name, our trail network follows the pathways of those who’ve gone before, traversing a series of amazing landscapes to show you natural wonders and reveal important stories from the past.

Our Mountains to Sea Cycle packages are designed so all your needs are catered for, you will not have to carry luggage, food or bedding.

No Transfer’s or accommodation to organize, making your ride easy and enjoyable. We offer Local Products with Local Operators.

Our Package Options

Self-Guided – Minimum 2 person – Max 10 person

 5 day 4 nights accommodation – Start Ohakune or Whanganui

The Trails Ohakune Mountain Road/Ohakune Old Coach Road
Hiripoti – Middle & Ruatiti Road’s
Maungapura Track
Whanganui River Road
Upokongaro to Tasman Sea

4 day 3 Nights Accommodation – Start Ohakune or Whanganui

The Trails Hiripoti – Middle & Ruatiti Road’s
Whanganui River Road
Upokongaro to Tasman Sea

 3 day 2 Nights Accommodation – Start Ohakune or Whanganui

The Trails Maungapura Track
Whanganui River Road
Upokongaro to Tasman Sea

2 day 1 Nights Accommodation – Start Ohakune or Whanganui

The Trails Whanganui River Road
Upokongaro to Tasman Sea

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Mail Run

Experience our unique Mail Run on the beautiful Whanganui River Road.

Rich in history and culture, you will learn about the local Iwi (tribe) Te Awa Tupua – their River of Sacred Power and why the River was vitally important for transport, food and spitritual wellbeing for local Maori.

Hear stories of the early settlers and the paddle steamers that plied the river, deep into the interior of the Whanganui.

We will stop along the way for morning tea while visiting places of interest.

Jerusalem/Hirūhārama – Convent & Notable Church

Kāwana Flour Mill

A Marae and Tunnel Culvert

$75 including morning tea.

Approximately 6 hours.

Shuttle Services


Whanganui – Ohakune $180 per person min 2 persons

Whanganui – Pipiriki $75 per person min 2 persons

Pipiriki – Ohakune $75 per person min 3 persons

Bike Hire

Mountain bike – $75 per day includes bike transfer

E-Bike Hire

$120 per day includes bike Transfer

E-Bike packages – 2 or multi day

E-bike hire, accommodation and Food
or design your own

Luggage transfers

$25 per bag to Whanganui

Bike Transfers

$25 per bike


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Get in touch to discuss your travel plans and see how we can help you.

Experience the real back-country New Zealand and the  beautiful Whanganui river.