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Address: 84 Puhoi Road | Puhoi Village, 0951, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-422 0891

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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The staff was super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Everything was as expected. The whole operation is very professional and personable. The actual trip was so beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2015
Ravi K

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

The staff was super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Everything was as expected. The whole operation is very professional and personable. The actual trip was so beautiful and can be as difficult or easy as you want depending on skill/activity level.

1 Thank Ravi K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a great thing to do, we did this for our work company do, puddle down the river, and driving back to the Puhoi Pub for lunch, its great for the kids, you just feel you are so far away from everything, total recommend this.

1 Thank David G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Now for the record I would like to state I'm not a swimmer so you can imagine i wasn't exactly jumping for joy when the boss told us we would be kayaking first thing Saturday night after a night on the tiles! We all arrived bleary eyed and some slightly worse for wear but we're quickly gathered round for our... More 

1 Thank matu64
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

What a lovely kayak we had on this beautiful Spring morning! The river was pretty muddy from all the rain we'd had but it was still lovely and we seemed to glide along effortlessly with the tide going out and a light breeze at our backs. Excellent preparation from the staff, showing us a detailed map of the river and... More 

1 Thank Debbie-WANZ
Orewa, New Zealand
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55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

If ever there was a perfect way to spend a couple of hours then this it. My recommendation, from past experience, is to start at Puhoi and go downstream towards Wenderholm, this is by far the easiest and most relaxing way of doing this activity. Best if you can arrange for family or friends to be waiting by the beach... More 

1 Thank Christopher H
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We had a marvelous time. A group of 6 ranging from 12 - 42. The staff were really organised and helpful. They made sure we all knew how to handle the kayak and advised us the best way to go. The young staff were great at helping us into the water and changing us into different kayaks when my daughter... More 

1 Thank sandi51231
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

These guys are great, they take the time to explain everything and make sure you are comfortable before sending you on the way. We had a great time canoeing up the river and it was very affordable. Would definitely recommend this to others.

1 Thank Julia W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Outstanding morning out with the kids - well run operation in a lovely little part of the world. Take the time to explore all the nooks and crannies of the river and Puhoi village - it all adds to the experience- pub lunch then good coffee and treats all the local store.

1 Thank ClinksCat
Whitianga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

Great service, boats and venue. We attended a family gathering and all ages were well catered for. Gorgeous river to explore, a good amount of time.

1 Thank 55adele133
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

For any New Zealand locals after a different activity or foreigners after a local experience, I highly recommend the kayaking trip from Puhoi Historic Village to the Wenderholm Regional Park with Puhoi River Canoe Hire. It was a brilliant day of what can be described as pure Kiwiana…highly recommended! You’ll need a car but what you’re rewarded with is the... More 

1 Thank TheKiwiHasLanded

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