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Punakaiki Canoes

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1 km north of Punakaiki on main road, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1870
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Beautiful scenery, worth every cent !

My husband and I spent 2 glorious hours kayaking in single kayaks up the river, it's so beautiful... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2016
Liliwenzel
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Nelson, New Zealand
Perfect

The stunning scenery alone is worth it! Our family of two adults and two kids (14, 9) found it... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Darryl B
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Ashburton
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1 km north of Punakaiki on main road, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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+64 3-731 1870
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

My husband and I spent 2 glorious hours kayaking in single kayaks up the river, it's so beautiful, crystal clear water, amazing scenery. We absolutely loved it. Bring a picnic, have a swim :) the service was excellent and all gear provided was in good...More

1  Thank Liliwenzel
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The stunning scenery alone is worth it! Our family of two adults and two kids (14, 9) found it easy to paddle upstream in this beautiful, shallow river. Was fun, hassle free and a memory to treasure. Drifting downstream surrounded by untouched native bush was...More

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Our family of 2 adults & 2 boys aged 8 & 13 hired canoes & spent a wonderful 2 hours paddling up & down the river. It was a hassle free hire & we would recommend it to anyone with time to stop & enjoy...More

Thank Stony6
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a beautiful part of the world, fully experienced by kayaking up the river. The staff were helpful. The equipment was in good condition. The river was easy for someone with a moderate level of fitness.

Thank fk_mcdonald
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We took 2 of our own paddle boards and rented a couple of kayaks for the rest of our group. Access to the river and the rental shop is right near the road and easy to find.It was really easy to get everything in the...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

My friend had to rent a kayak as me and my friend and a double one anyway. The lovely woman that worked there let us borrow booties and buoyancy aid for free. Very helpful at telling us where to kayak in the river and where...More

Thank Danni C
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We brought our own kayak so we needed one more. We hired one and they also gave the other two of us free lifejacket and bootie hire. The views on this river are spectacular. Crystal clear water however there are some strong currents to beware...More

Thank Travelaholic2014
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

The area is so beautiful, especially when kayaking the river. We took our kids, 10, 8 and 6. They really enjoyed themselves. Money well spent :)

Thank Raven M
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Great morning spent canoeing up one of the most stunning rivers we have been on. Owner was very friendly and we loved checking out his art work.

Thank mrsmacca1
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed at Punakaiki for two nights Decided to take the canoe up the river So well organised Such a nice guy running it

Thank sunsetlodgePerth
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The business owner lives on the property- you just press the intercom button and he walks over. When we were there it was cold and rainy, we were the only ones but it was well worth it, beautiful scenery and not very taxing... More
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