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Address: 1 km north of Punakaiki on main road, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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This river winds it's way through the most stunning rainforest scenery and experiencing it by kayak is perfect. You can stop paddling and just float along listening to the sounds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amyls86
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England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This river winds it's way through the most stunning rainforest scenery and experiencing it by kayak is perfect. You can stop paddling and just float along listening to the sounds of the jungle. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and were in awe of the scenery. Owner was friendly and helpful, we enjoyed this more than the pancake rocks!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was cloudy and raining a bit we had a wonderful time. Views to die for and if you stop paddling you hear only the noise of the jungle. Friendly staff.

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Castletown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived here with no advance booking and immediately got sorted out with a double canoe. Shown where to go and what side of the river to stay on. Views as you paddle up are utterly amazing especially the further you go where the cliffs start to close in on you. Wildlife in abundance and in fact slowly paddled past a... More 

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Thank Anne B
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I personally think the Porarari river is one of the most beautiful rivers in NZ, the scenery around here is stunning. Kayaking up and down the river was a great experience and lots of fun!

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Thank Victoria G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Had half the day free in the area so decided to look what to do and so happy I did the canoeing! I would personally rank this about the pancake rocks themselves. The price is pretty cheap (compared with kayak tours in NZ). 40NZD for 2h and 5NZD extra every additional hour. They provide you with a airtight container for... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The guy that runs the place is really funny and very accommodating. He's never closed, there is a button you push to call him if he's not there and he will show up a minute or two later. We went on a rainy day and it was gorgeous. Not as strenuous as you might think it would be but definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Super friendly owners and the most amazing river I've ever kayaked down. The scenery along the river blew my mind. Felt like I was kayaking through Jurassic Park. Don't miss this if you go to Punakaiki.

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Thank fieldingp2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

A great kayak up river. A few places you have to walk but its definitely worth it. The scenery us incredible and its a great ride back down the river with some mild rapids. Places to stop and have breaks along the way too :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We only took the canoes out for a couple of hours, but we could have gone for much longer. This was worth every single penny (though it was not expensive in the least) and more. The river is stunning and once you get on to the lime stone formations in the river it is absolutely beautiful. Going back down the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We loved this day! the owner here was so helpful, since we had the time, he suggested we hike around Truman Track before kayaking to allow for the tide. He gave us booties (better than our water shoes for insulation and rocks), a tie for our sun glasses (a must), life jackets, and a sealed bucket to keep our camera... More 

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