1. Kayak Rental & Guided River Kayaking in Paparoa National Park

Kayak Rental & Guided River Kayaking in Paparoa National Park

We offer rental kayak trips into the heart of the Paparoa National Park, 1km north of the Pancake Rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Families and beginner paddlers can enjoy the peaceful Pororari River and lagoon with its majestic limestone gorge and lush rain forest. More adventurous paddlers can explore further up this enchanting river to the lower reaches of Cave Creek. All gear supplied! Kayak hire We have a range of kayaks to suit different needs – this includes both singles and doubles. All gear supplied! - Wetsuits - Neoprene kayak shorts - Wetsuit booties - Waterproof containers - Lifejackets What to bring - Towel - Sunscreen - Insect repellant - Camera PricesAdults – $40Children (under 16 years) – $20Children (under 10 years) – $10 Prices are per person for up to 2 hours. $5 per hour afterwards up to $60 all day. Weather conditions We are closed if the weather or river conditions are unsuitable. You can check conditions by calling into our base on the day or the day before your trip, or by ringing us.

Captain is optional.
You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
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Tours, Lessons, and Diving


pPunakaiki Canoes is a small, locally owned and operated company committed to offering you a safe and pleasurable experience in a unique area of New Zealand.ppKayaking on the Pororari is a favourite activity for first time paddlers and families. Many choose to spend an hour or two on the river after they have visited the Pancake Rocks.ppWe provide lifejackets, wetsuits, booties and waterproof containers for cameras or lunch. All you need to bring is sun hat, sunglasses, camera, swimsuit and towel and warm clothes.ppWe have a range of kayaks to suit different needs, this includes doubles as well as singles.ppContact us anytime and we can help you choose the best time to enjoy a paddle on the river, with advise on weather, tides and river conditions.p

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Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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Cancellation Policy

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