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“Relaxing two hours on the river”
Review of Punakaiki Canoes

Punakaiki Canoes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I hired two kayaks for two hours in the early afternoon and were the only people on the river as you can go up the river without a guide. The 2 hours went by so quickly as we paddled up the river (getting out a couple of times to drag the kayaks over the shallows parts as we were there in low tide) admiring the beautiful scenery. It was fun to cruise back with the current. Very little effort was required in the form of paddling to go back to the kayak homebase. It felt like we were the only people on the river and the quiet was amazing. The man running the show was laid back and easy to chat to. Only $40 for the 2 hrs. I would love to go back again as this has been a highlight for me. Total relaxation in nature.

Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This river winds it's way through the most stunning rainforest scenery and experiencing it by kayak is perfect. You can stop paddling and just float along listening to the sounds of the jungle. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and were in awe of the scenery. Owner was friendly and helpful, we enjoyed this more than the pancake rocks!

1  Thank Amyls86
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Even though it was cloudy and raining a bit we had a wonderful time. Views to die for and if you stop paddling you hear only the noise of the jungle. Friendly staff.

Thank Staffan J
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Arrived here with no advance booking and immediately got sorted out with a double canoe. Shown where to go and what side of the river to stay on. Views as you paddle up are utterly amazing especially the further you go where the cliffs start to close in on you. Wildlife in abundance and in fact slowly paddled past a pied shag sitting on a rock who never even blinked as we went past about three foot from it. Brilliant and well worth a visit.

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

I personally think the Porarari river is one of the most beautiful rivers in NZ, the scenery around here is stunning. Kayaking up and down the river was a great experience and lots of fun!

Thank Victoria G
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