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Canoe Safaris

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6 Tay Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Washing machines, wall-bangers and eddies

My fiance and I arrived at the Canoe Safaris Lodge the night before our three day adventure, we... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Matt F
Awesome weekend

I thoroughly recommend the three day canoeing trip on the Whanganui River with Canoe Safaris. My... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
AKDella
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Guided tours from 1 to 5 days 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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“whanganui river” (18 reviews)
“first night” (5 reviews)
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6 Tay Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

My fiance and I arrived at the Canoe Safaris Lodge the night before our three day adventure, we received a warm welcome from the owners Phil and Kirsty who talked us through what we could expect the following day. We were allocated a room and...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I thoroughly recommend the three day canoeing trip on the Whanganui River with Canoe Safaris. My husband & I joined a small group of two Americans on their honeymoon plus three guides and had a great time. Our guides, Phil, Cole and Karen could not...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, challenging but rewarding three day canoe trip down Whanganui river. Well equipped and supported by Canoe Safaris. Unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

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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...More

1  Thank 638dolly
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Canoe22, Manager at Canoe Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

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...More

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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...More

2  Thank dougandlyndab
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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...More

4  Thank kama_rimmer
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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...More

1  Thank AStockwellWestSussex
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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...More

1  Thank Justine C
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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...More

2  Thank fredlaury
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kama_rimmer
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Response from Canoe22 | Property representative |
We use thermorest inflatable sleeping mats - just over one inch thick. On the 3 day trip there is usually one night tenting and one night cabins. They are 2 person tents but if you are on your own you get a tent to yourself
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