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“Excellent kayaking adventure - highly recommended”

Puhoi River Canoe Hire Ltd Kayak Trips
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Owner description: We offer a safe leisurely kayak/canoe adventure paddling along the Puhoi River which meanders 8km (2hrs) from the historic Bohemian Puhoi Village to the scenic Wenderholm Regional Park. We supply superior kayaks,buoyancy aids, paddling instruction and courtesy shuttle return for drivers to collect cars. We have kayaks or canoes to suit the whole family and cater to almost all ages and fitness levels. Sorry no children under 3yrs. Bookings Essential.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We had a brilliant 2-3 hours on the water paddling from Puhoi to Wenderholm this morning. We hired a double kayak which was $100 and we thought it was well worth it. We enjoyed exploring all the different areas and chatting to other kayak users on the water. We stopped half way and jumped out onto the jetty and had a bite to eat. Very friendly staff, clear explanation of the route and double kayak rudder system. Nice to have the pickup at the end and returned back to our car. Awesome activity and highly recommended & all within 30 mins of Auckland CBD.

2  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This business is so professional and smoothly run. Easily catered for our group of 17. And even gave away free feijoas from their trees. A bonus!

2  Thank AucklandLibby
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

A lovely paddle along the river through farmland and across the lagoon to the boat ramp where you can get picked up. It doesn't look very far but it was a decent length trip after all. Very enjoyable!

2  Thank Daniel9999999
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is the 5th time I have been to Puhoi River Kayaks, and I will go yet again, it is such a lovely 2-3 hour activity, and considering the high cost of so many activities in NZ, it is fair value. Our family of parents and 18 & 20 year old love it, we first went years ago. I've also gone out with a group of girl-friends, really fun. The couple who run the business from their pretty home, with lawns down to the river, are delightful. And the kayaking is easy for parents & children, in comfortable & stable sit-in kayaks. The owners will recommend the start times depending on the tide, so you have an easy paddle. It's a beautiful peaceful 1-2 hour paddle, that's without rushing or having to paddle hard at all. We take a snack and drinks, or sandwiches for lunch, and had a "floating morning tea" at half-way. It's even fun in the only noisy bit, which is under the bridge of the SH1, especially for kids. If you can tie your visit in with the Puhoi Market (which is on the last Sunday morning of every month) it's great to pay that a visit nearby, and coffee/ice creams/pastries at the General Store and Cafe. Or the amazing Puhoi Pub or Puhoi Cheese cafe. Lovely country village atmosphere. The owners even gave us a wonderful contact for our daughter to help her in her work search after Uni. Do go here, it's wonderful.

3  Thank Clare G
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Only 35-40 min drive from Auckland. Very easy to find the place. Definitely recommend booking in advance as it gets very busy. We had great fun with our two young children (5 and 8 years old). We booked 4 person canoe and we truly enjoyed two hour paddle.
This river doesn't have strong current so it is fun for all ages. If you never kayaked before this is definitely place to have a go. You will love it.

2  Thank Spatchski
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