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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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Fantastic experience

Loved the laid back operation here, had a fantastic paddle upstream, on one of the most... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2014
hotwxsearch
,
Christchurch
via mobile
Fun, beautiful calm river, AWESOME

This was such fun, the canoes are great, all the gear available, wet suits life jackets, boots etc... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2014
jan_evans
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“the river” (23 reviews)
“jurassic park” (2 reviews)
“two hours” (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 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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osadandaula
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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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