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Address: 84 Puhoi Road | Puhoi Village, 0951, New Zealand
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+64 9-422 0891
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We offer a safe leisurely kayak/canoe adventure paddling along the Puhoi...

We offer a safe leisurely kayak/canoe adventure paddling along the Puhoi River which meanders 8km (2hrs) from the historic Bohemian Puhoi Village to the scenic Wenderholm Regional Park. We supply superior kayaks,buoyancy aids, paddling instruction and courtesy shuttle return for drivers to collect cars. We have kayaks or canoes to suit the whole family and cater to almost all ages and fitness levels.

Sorry no children under 3yrs. Bookings Essential.

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Serene and inspirational kayaking

Our family of five enjoyed an 8 kilometer kayaking trip down the Puhoi river to where it flows into the estuary downstream. As a grandmother, I was reluctant to join my children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wallis Z
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Regina, Canada

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Regina, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of five enjoyed an 8 kilometer kayaking trip down the Puhoi river to where it flows into the estuary downstream. As a grandmother, I was reluctant to join my children and grandsons for 8 kilometers of kayaking. Because we went with the tide with a bit of wind helping us move along, we paddled for awhile then rested... More 

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1 Thank Wallis Z
Whangarei, NZ
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Did this yesterday as a family of 5 - kids 13, 11 and 7. 13 year old in a single kayak and the rest of us in two double kayaks. Great trip, very friendly staff/hosts. Nice thing to do around the Auckland area when visiting. 8km, but not hard work given you're going with the outgoing tide. Double kayaks also... More 

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1 Thank GizzyBoy
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The kayaking was awesome. We took it really easy and by the end I felt more like I'd had two hours of relaxation and meditation than exercise. Because you can go at whatever pace you choose though you could take a more vigorous approach to paddling if that's what you wanted. It was lovely to see so much birdlife and... More 

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Barcelona
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119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

25 of us set off last week for a 2 hour(ish), 8 -10km paddle down Puhoi River from Puhoi to Wendoholm. It was a great activity for all fitness and confidence levels. Double kayaks were available for those who wanted to work together, or talk on the leisurely trip or who lacked fitness and needed to pair up with someone.... More 

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1 Thank Jandalz3
Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Spent the afternoon with a group of six ageing from 12-60 and had a fantastic time. The 8km route allowed for all skill levels and fitness types and by flowing along with the tide going out everyone was able to enjoy the day. By the time we hit Wenderholm Park everyone felt that they had a good workout and some... More 

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1 Thank Erin B
Orewa
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about doing kayaking with my work for our Christmas activity. But despite this I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was in a double kayak with my work colleague. Kathy was amazing. Highly recommend this. Didn't even get my feet wet.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

what an amazing day this was - we hired a Canadian canoe in preparation for our adventure in December on the Whanganui River - this experience gave us the perfect conditions to get used to an unfamiliar vessel, varied temperatures and tides ... just amazing - very helpful hosts who answered all our questions - thank you for the ride... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I visited with my partner and only gave Kathy (owner) very short notice. Luckily it was mid week and not school holidays so she was able to fit us in. Very welcoming and accommodating. Sunscreen available to apply and great explanation of the route with a map and pics to help. We hired 2 single canoes ($50 each) and had... More 

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1 Thank RachBrucie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

A fun activity for a day out with friends. A pub lunch at Puhoi pub a great way to top of the day. We went with two couples . The passel is not difficult so suitable for all levels.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We had a brilliant 2-3 hours on the water paddling from Puhoi to Wenderholm this morning. We hired a double kayak which was $100 and we thought it was well worth it. We enjoyed exploring all the different areas and chatting to other kayak users on the water. We stopped half way and jumped out onto the jetty and had... More 

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