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Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours

292 Hikumutu Road, Taumarunui 3992, New Zealand
+64 800 226 6348
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Couldn't recommend this company highly enough

This family operated business is excellent. They took such great care of us with excellent... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Ashley M
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Newcastle, Australia
Whanganui river 3 day paddle

We completed the 3 day river trip. Whakahoro to Pipiriki with 7 adults, 7 kids (6-10years). This... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Stoney41
,
Auckland, New Zealand
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“the river” (69 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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292 Hikumutu Road, Taumarunui 3992, New Zealand
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+64 800 226 6348
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This family operated business is excellent. They took such great care of us with excellent briefings, good quality equipment, safe and efficient transport and plenty of smiles and laughter. They really go the extra mile to make their clients feel like part of the family...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We completed the 3 day river trip. Whakahoro to Pipiriki with 7 adults, 7 kids (6-10years). This company were the best. We had completed the trip prior to children and used another company. This company were by far, much better. We had a thorough safety...More

Thank Stoney41
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were booked this Easter weekend to do a 5 day paddle down the Whanganui River, but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans. Thanks to Karen and the team for their hospitality, looking after us whilst we waited out the weather. We really appreciated their...More

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I did the 5 day Whanganui Journey with Taumarunui Canoe hire. We had very little previous canoe experience but decided to proceed with the trip bc we were told that we would receive a briefing and instruction before the trip. While we...More

Thank 824jackief
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome company to do the wanganui adventure with. Family run business super helpful and friendly. We hit a bit of possible bad weather with rising river levels and Karen kept us well informed leading up to the trip regarding conditions. They know the limitations and...More

Thank helen r
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Whanganui Journey is a must do. We chose this company because they were a family run company and it was the right choice. We felt like part of the family. From the moment we arrived Karen, Ronnie and the kids were helpful and so...More

Thank AdventureKelly
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Our group of three had a wonderful adventure. The river was awesome - so good to be out in the wild with no internet!! We camped one night and had a hut for 2. We did the "5 day trip in 4 days". We are...More

Thank matpre
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I would recommend these guys to anyone! I was canoeing the river with another company and needed rescuing from the river, Taumarunui canoe hire came to my rescue even though I wasn't one of their customers they went way beyond the call of duty to...More

Thank Deeahn S
Hawky69, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for your amazing comments Nicky. You are very very welcome, we felt we make great friends that day. It was our pleasure to look after you. We could not believe that you offered to babysit for us so we could go out for...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went with Taumarunui as they had the cheapest prices of all the canoe hire companies for the five-day Whangunui river trip. The service and quality of the equipment far exceeded expectations. All the gear and the canoe was in great condition, especially compared to...More

Thank Stephen B
Hawky69, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review. We work very hard to keep our gear in great condition and purchase a lot of new canoes each year to keep the fleet in tip top condition. You are right about our Briefing which we have at our...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I went on the three day Whanganui River canoe journey over Waitangi Day weekend. My friends and I took the option of staying overnight the night before our journey - definitely recommend doing that. Because of the long weekend, there were MANY people renting canoes...More

Thank Sarah B
Hawky69, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you Sarah for a lovely Review. It was one of the Busiest days of the year with 50 people going to Whakahoro at the 7.30 safety briefing, 24 ppl for a Taumarunui Start at a 9am safety briefing and another briefing for 15 @...More

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bigbaz
Hi, Can you accommodate 60 persons 1 May 2015 - 3 nights - half board with a packed lunch. I need a conference room for Friday and Saturday. I need a good price.
28 January 2015|
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Response from tmncanoehire | Property representative |
I am not sure if you got my reply as I have not heard from you, however I don't seem have received a copy of it. Please call me on New Zealand 0064 78957483 if you would like to have a chat about your needs.
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