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Address: 6 Tay Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Guided 1 day tours in the Whanganui National Park. Suitable for all ages...

Guided 1 day tours in the Whanganui National Park. Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Family trips a speciality. Operating for 30 years. Easy paddling, short Walks, Maori and European history. Fantastic meals. Fully qualified guides and we are a licensed operator. Canoe and Kayak Hire is also available.

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3 day canoe safari

We did three day tour with two other couples and had 2 guides with us. Awesome couple, white water rafting guides from America so felt very confident with their experience! We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kewa0632
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did three day tour with two other couples and had 2 guides with us. Awesome couple, white water rafting guides from America so felt very confident with their experience! We were given barrels for our gear, a dry bag and small bag for camera etc. our guides, Brent and Jenny were friendly, welcoming and full of information and advice... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I would not recommend this company at all to a large group of people. Its all about the money for this company and I was shocked at how Simon did not care about the fact that the person not wanting to canoe anymore had no emergency plan in action and expected the injured person to walk back to Taumaranui and... More 

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Canoe22, Manager at Canoe Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this review

When someone falls out of a canoe it often takes time before they sort themselves out (cold, shock etc) and decide what they are going to do. Guides Charles and Jenn talked to her while we organised canoes etc and she decided that she could in fact walk back to the road (not far away). We also have cellphone coverage... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Absolutely recommend these guys! Top class service,top class Guides Chloe & Ariane,top class food ( we didn't have to make it ! ) Fantastic time away with 13 others ,best mates-nervous first time canoer but expert guidance and advice soon cured that! The whole trip from start to finish was def a highlight to the start of 2017.Highly recommend people... More 

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2 Thank dougandlyndab
Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 day guided tour with 13 friends. I have to say I was very nervous about doing this trip but I'm so happy I fought the fear. Simon and his team could not have been more helpful. We picked up our barrels the night before (they fit more in than I thought they would) and gave us... More 

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4 Thank kama_rimmer
West Sussex
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Canoe safaris was the best choice for our three day trip. Food really is as good as all day, such a selection and a few good surprises along the way. Our guide was fantastically knowledgeable about the river, history, flora and people making our small group wait for 'story time with Fraser'. Well managed, great people and an amazing Great... More 

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1 Thank AStockwellWestSussex
Glasgow
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour with Canoe Safaris for two days and had a great time! Michelle, our guide, was professional but still lots of fun and we felt safe and relaxed on the tour with her. The scenery was gorgeous and the paddling was relatively easy going. We loved the food provided on this tour, very top notch from... More 

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1 Thank Justine C
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I canoed down the Whanganui River end of Jan 2017 and the whole trip was perfect. Weather was exceptional (3 days of scorching sun, a bit a breeze and cool nights, which helps) but the experience was fantastic and organisation flawless. Our guide (Fraser) was great, with a very good knowledge of the river and its history.... More 

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2 Thank fredlaury
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We can't express highly enough our appreciation or our guides: Lucy and Wai. The river from Whakahoro to Pipiriki is a winner anyway but they showed professionalism, skill, knowledge, experience and patience - to cover every situation. Wai's mana of the river was an absolute bonus too..

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1 Thank sc0ttmanning
Whangarei, New Zealand
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We just finished a 5 day trip with Canoe Safaris that can be described as awesome, incredible, magical and wonderful! We were a group of eleven, ranging from ages 11-80, and everyone had a ball. Our guides, Chloe and Molly were OUTSTANDING and really made the trip perfect. The food was great and we felt very catered for with our... More 

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3 Thank L_DTravellers
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this trip down the awa! Canoe Safaris were organised, helpful and had fabulous guides. Chloe and Molly made sure our trip was relaxing, fun and educational. The meals were great - we had plenty to eat and drink. Coincidentally had 2 birthdays on the river and cakes were even provided! Good tents and sleeping mats. Insect repellent is... More 

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