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Canoe Safaris

6 Tay Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Perfect family adventure

Phil from Canoe Safaris offers a brilliant adventure package. He is an experienced... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
hubertusj83
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Adelaide, Australia
3 Day Guided Canoe - Briliant!!!

We wanted to take our girls (10 & 15yrs) on a family adventure -and this was perfect! We all loved... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Lisa E
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Guided tours from 1 to 5 days in the Whanganui National Park. Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Family trips a speciality. Operating for 30 years. Easy paddling, short Walks, Maori and European history. Fantastic meals. Fully qualified guides and we are a licensed operator. Canoe and Kayak Hire is also available.
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  • Poor1%
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6 Tay Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Phil from Canoe Safaris offers a brilliant adventure package. He is an experienced teacher/guide/cook/entertainer. He always had our safety as the number one priority. As a result, we always felt safe (on and off the water) and as our confidence grew we sailed through the...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We wanted to take our girls (10 & 15yrs) on a family adventure -and this was perfect! We all loved the whole experience - canoeing, camping, the walk to the Bridge to Nowhere and the amazing meals. We felt completely safe with our guides Chloe...More

Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We just came back from our 3 day guided tour with Chloe and Sarah and it was awesome! Fantastic guides with winning personalities who navigated us through the water without a single capsize, knew the answers to most of our (occasionally stupid) questions and can...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

My 18 yr old son and I had a fantastic time on our trip, 5 days canoeing the Whanganui River. We had a great guide, Canon, who cooked the most amazing meals and was very helpful and safety conscious as the river was running high....More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

My first encounter with Canoe Safaris was through email contact with Kirsty via their website, she responded quickly, professionally, knowledgeably and she was always friendly and polite. The trip itself was amazing, the scenery was exceptional and we were fortunate to have good weather. The...More

Thank ChocolateCauldron
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Kirsty and Phil outfitted us for a 3 day journey down the Whanganui River. It was an incredible experience thanks to Phil and Kirsty knowledge and kit. They are fantastic and were so helpful for our journey. Thanks for making it an incredible experience

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A group of 13 friends went down the river for 4 days 3 nights. Our guides Chloe and Sara were fabulous. Confident and safety conscious, great cooks, attentive, strong, fun and patient! All the equipment provided (tents/mats/canoes/bags/life jackets etc) was in great order. A fantastic...More

Thank clhotchin
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had a fantastic time with Canoe Safaris exploring the Whanganui River over three fun-filled days. A big thank you to Phil and Kirsty for their tremendous organisational skills, and for Phil's care and attention during the trip to ensure we were well looked after....More

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Canoe22, Owner at Canoe Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hey thanks for the review Andrew we really appreciate these. It was a pleasure to take you guys with us over Easter weekend. Keep in touch if you ever come by this way again, and remember, we do ski accommodation in the winter time here...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We booked a three day self-guided canoe trip on the Whanganui with Canoe Safaris and it was incredible. Phil and Kirsty are fantastic hosts and experts in their business. They were very accommodating and couldn't do enough for us. The trip itself, the river and...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant trip with these guys. Very relaxed, but professional. Our guide Canon was a star, especially when the river unexpectedly flooded - best canoe trip ever!

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kama_rimmer
18 January 2017|
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Response from Canoe22 | Property representative |
We use thermorest inflatable sleeping mats - just over one inch thick. On the 3 day trip there is usually one night tenting and one night cabins. They are 2 person tents but if you are on your own you get a tent to yourself
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