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Puhoi River Canoe Hire Ltd Kayak Trips
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The kayaking was awesome. We took it really easy and by the end I felt more like I'd had two hours of relaxation and meditation than exercise. Because you can go at whatever pace you choose though you could take a more vigorous approach to paddling if that's what you wanted. It was lovely to see so much birdlife and varied scenery, from native bush to rolling farmland. Our experience with the company was excellent. It's a very relaxed and friendly team but they're incredibly well organised and have a good focus on safety and making sure you have everything you need to have an enjoyable trip.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank RoloNZ
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"canadian style"
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"own pace"
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"few hours"
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"native bush"
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

25 of us set off last week for a 2 hour(ish), 8 -10km paddle down Puhoi River from Puhoi to Wendoholm. It was a great activity for all fitness and confidence levels. Double kayaks were available for those who wanted to work together, or talk on the leisurely trip or who lacked fitness and needed to pair up with someone. Others who wanted to go fast or liked their independence could go solo.
The briefing was quick and thorough, the life jackets In Good condition and the pick up at the other end was smooth.
Some of us who wanted to go a bit further paddled up a side stream for about a km and saw shag and other birds. It was a pleasant detour.
Staff swam on arrival or relaxed in the sun.
The wind was quite strong at one point but manageable.
All in all it was a really fun outing and thoroughly enjoyed by all

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Jandalz3
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Spent the afternoon with a group of six ageing from 12-60 and had a fantastic time. The 8km route allowed for all skill levels and fitness types and by flowing along with the tide going out everyone was able to enjoy the day.
By the time we hit Wenderholm Park everyone felt that they had a good workout and some solid sight seeing of NZ.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about doing kayaking with my work for our Christmas activity. But despite this I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was in a double kayak with my work colleague. Kathy was amazing. Highly recommend this. Didn't even get my feet wet.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank WATSOP
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

what an amazing day this was - we hired a Canadian canoe in preparation for our adventure in December on the Whanganui River - this experience gave us the perfect conditions to get used to an unfamiliar vessel, varied temperatures and tides ... just amazing - very helpful hosts who answered all our questions - thank you for the ride back to the start point - greatly appreciated - recommend to all -

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank 67arda
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