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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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A wonderful trip up and down the river

We rented 3 kayaks today and started to paddle upstream. The river was like a mirror and it was... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2015
Åsa T
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Great kayaking up and down the river Pororari

Loved the trusting relaxed approach - sorted us out with great equipment (particularly liked the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2015
sarahjy
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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 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
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Loved the laid back operation here, had a fantastic paddle upstream, on one of the most breathtaking scenes you will ever experience. Fairy easy going at first, the further up you go,you get a few more rapids which we dragged kayaks easily around them. We...More

2  Thank hotwxsearch
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This was such fun, the canoes are great, all the gear available, wet suits life jackets, boots etc, good value. Padding up the river was fun and at times we walked the canoes over shallow parts which all added to the experience. The bush and...More

3  Thank jan_evans
Reviewed 14 December 2013

This is a totally laid back Kiwi operation. Wander in from the road a couple of kilometers north of Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks where the Pororari river crosses state highway 6 to find the two managers of Punakaiki Canoes waiting to get you geared...More

5  Thank maracoani
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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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