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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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Worth it!

The area is so beautiful, especially when kayaking the river. We took our kids, 10, 8 and 6. They... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
Raven M
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Fantastic

Great morning spent canoeing up one of the most stunning rivers we have been on. Owner was very... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
mrsmacca1
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Sydney
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“the river” (23 reviews)
“jurassic park” (2 reviews)
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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 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
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Found this gem along Hwy 6 on the south Island and I am so glad I did. I've never been kayaking before but Ken & Jeanette at Punakaiki Canoes were so helpful and suited us up and we were out without a hitch. It was...More

1  Thank Kaliebear
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This was a great experience, the river is very beautiful and there were some exciting bits for people who are not used to river kayaking. It was so silent out there and the gear, while not new was fine and the owner helpful.

Thank JudiB272
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Big thanks to Owner Ken! Ken lives behind the kayak rent , push the red button on the front door to get in. friendly and helpful, don't ask how for you can go. you can go as far as you want, get out of your...More

2  Thank OlaBenedek
Reviewed 24 January 2015

The actual canoe trip is wonderful and a great experience. The scenery from the rivers is gorgeous and its actually quite and easy and relaxing paddle. However the owner is a very very grumpy and rude man. We asked very simple questions like how far...More

3  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Very relaxed outfit. Supplied with life vest and water boots (needed when walking in the river) in great condition. Also given a string to tie sunglasses and a container for the camera. Beautiful journey along the river. Lots of fun coming down the rapids, even...More

3  Thank Kiwigirl_2012255118
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

We rented 3 kayaks today and started to paddle upstream. The river was like a mirror and it was beautiful! In the rapids it was hard work and we had to climb out of the kayak to lead it forward sometimes. When we got up...More

3  Thank Åsa T
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Loved the trusting relaxed approach - sorted us out with great equipment (particularly liked the buoyancy aids). The Pororai is a stunning river to kayak - the scenery is straight out of a 'lost world' movie set. Some fun and challenges paddling up and down...More

1  Thank sarahjy
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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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