Welcome to the beautiful Whanganui River! On our four-day journey through the lush Whanganui National Park, we will live among one of the largest stretches of lowland forest remaining in North Island, New Zealand.
The Whanganui is New Zealand's third longest river system, whose swift and swirling currents are carried from Mount Tongariro and travel 290 km (180 mi) downstream. With over 200 whitewater rapids awaiting around every turn, excitement is just around the corner!
We introduce ourselves and give thanks to Gavin and Egypt for opening up the marae, a spiritual meeting house, to us. We complete our greeting with a Maori folk song.
Te aroha (Love)
Te whakapono (Hope)
Me Te rangimarie (Peace)
Tätou, tätou e (For Us All)