Waka Puna - Paddle and Pedal

Waka Puna - Paddle and Pedal

Waka Puna - Paddle and Pedal
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Equipment HireStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Punakaiki Canoes is now known as Waka Puna Paddle and Pedal Company and we have extended the adventures you can do. Now you can not only canoe up the amazing Pororari River into the Jurassic like jungle you can also hire a stand up paddle board to make the journey. And if you want the full experience of what Punakaiki has to offer, grab one of our cruiser e-bikes and explore the various tracks and trails or do both in a combo and explore this magical geographic wonderland.
Punakaiki, New Zealand

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Neil and Margre... S
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Well orgamised business. Kayaks in good condition and all safety gear supplied. Staff friendly and helpful. We are seniors but felt very safe paddling the first pafrt of the river. Beautiful scenery snd very peaceful. Definitely recommend this experience
Written 1 December 2023
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Alsy23
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
What a fun day. Kyaked up and down the river for a few hours. After all the hiking we have done in NZ it was great to see this beautiful scenery from a different perspective. We hired their E bikes for the afternoon part of a package they were offering Dion the new owner of the business gave us a good safety run down, suggested a few routes and we had a gorgeous afternoon on the E bikes. The whole thing was great value for money i would definately recommend both activities
Written 8 January 2023
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mountainbiker
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Excellent few hours on the river. Time your trip with the incoming high tide to make it easier.
I paddled approx 2km upstream (had to walk a couple of places) then turned around and enjoyed the peace & quiet of the journey back down.
Written 12 November 2022
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Reb1994
New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
So much fun, would highly recommend if you’re in the area or even just passing through. Beautiful scenery and the owners of the company are lovely.
Written 22 February 2022
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aeg59
Ashburton, New Zealand24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We timed it perfectly today, high tide, little wind so we had a fabulous trip up the Pororari River. Whitebaiters, trampers and plenty of birds to see along the way.
Written 23 October 2021
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Conor Meredith
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Awesome experience, great way to see the national park from a different angle. Little bit of effort as you work your way upriver (nothing too extreme) and then really relaxing with stunning views as you drift downriver to the start point.

Excellent value and would recommend to anyone.
Written 20 June 2021
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Alison B
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Beautiful 2hrs on the river. Peaceful and majestic in lush bush covered gorge.
A small amount of bird life. Would love to have heard more.
Gentle rapids were fun.
Owner Ken very friendly and interesting
People doing other tramping or cycling should add an extra half day or day to do this.
Written 8 March 2021
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Ed C
Auckland Central, New Zealand35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
I would strongly recommend this trip to all vistors, especialy in sunny weather. The excursion is very good value and boats are generally available for 'walk ups'.

The plastic kayaks and gear supplied is great.... booties, waterproof pails and sunglassses ties all came in very handy.

The scenery is gorgeous and sime great picnicing spots so recommend taking lunch or a snack if wearher is nice and your time permits.

you can travel as far upstream as you wish... for the nore adventurous as the crystal clear river gets shallow just drag lightweight kayak fof short periods (inclyding some over gentle rapids) smd enjoy the thrills on your return.

Highly recommended for all ages, populaf with kids and teenagers.

In cold weather walk the track parallel to river... it is worth seeing!
Written 13 January 2021
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debbz33
Christchurch, New Zealand137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
First time in a canoe for many years. So lucky to have such lovely scenery so close to home and a fantastic activity to take my teenage grandson on.
Ken, the owner was very helpful and gave great advise.
We were all provided with life vests.
More than happy to recommend to others, which I already have done and hope to go back and spend more time up river.
Written 18 January 2020
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chickyskids
nj423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed getting the kayaks and spending a few hours on the river. Lovely scenery, very easy to manage at your own pace. The water level is low in some parts, so you will have to drag the boat a little, but it's pretty easy. Ken, the owner, was super helpful. All told, a very nice addition to our trip.
Written 14 February 2019
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