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“Serene and inspirational kayaking”

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: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Regina, Canada
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Serene and inspirational kayaking”
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Our family of five enjoyed an 8 kilometer kayaking trip down the Puhoi river to where it flows into the estuary downstream.
As a grandmother, I was reluctant to join my children and grandsons for 8 kilometers of kayaking. Because we went with the tide with a bit of wind helping us move along, we paddled for awhile then rested as we slowly moved along enjoying the scenery including a heron, pukeko, ducks, cows and sheep.
Two hours of serenity and bliss engulfed us in our kayaks as we quietly drifted to our destination where we hopped into a van which took us back to our car.
Those of us who used sunscreen liberally were fine, however, a few who

Visited January 2017
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Whangarei, NZ
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great experience ”
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Did this yesterday as a family of 5 - kids 13, 11 and 7. 13 year old in a single kayak and the rest of us in two double kayaks.

Great trip, very friendly staff/hosts. Nice thing to do around the Auckland area when visiting.

8km, but not hard work given you're going with the outgoing tide. Double kayaks also very easy to steer.

Definitely recommend.

Visited January 2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Serenity”
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.

Visited January 2017
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Barcelona
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119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Christmas function for work- great fun”
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

Visited December 2016
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Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic paddle adventure”
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.

Visited December 2016
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