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Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours

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Address: 292 Hikumutu Road, Taumarunui 3992, New Zealand
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+64 800 226 6348
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Wonderful adventure

Our group of three had a wonderful adventure. The river was awesome - so good to be out in the wild with no internet!! We camped one night and had a hut for 2. We did the "5 day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
matpre
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of three had a wonderful adventure. The river was awesome - so good to be out in the wild with no internet!! We camped one night and had a hut for 2. We did the "5 day trip in 4 days". We are so glad we did the whole trip from Taumarunui to Pipiriki. Equipment was great. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would recommend these guys to anyone! I was canoeing the river with another company and needed rescuing from the river, Taumarunui canoe hire came to my rescue even though I wasn't one of their customers they went way beyond the call of duty to make sure that both myself and my friend were safe and looked after us so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with Taumarunui as they had the cheapest prices of all the canoe hire companies for the five-day Whangunui river trip. The service and quality of the equipment far exceeded expectations. All the gear and the canoe was in great condition, especially compared to some other people's canoes we saw along the trip. They provided a very detailed briefing... More 

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Thank Stephen B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on the three day Whanganui River canoe journey over Waitangi Day weekend. My friends and I took the option of staying overnight the night before our journey - definitely recommend doing that. Because of the long weekend, there were MANY people renting canoes from Taumarunui Canoe Hire. The onboarding process was really quite chaotic. We were told to... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing company! Karen and her family made sure that we were well looked after. They recommended several options/suggestions for our trip that all worked out to be easier and cheaper than anticipated. They gave a very thorough safety briefing and took great care of our big group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing experience with Taumarunui Canoe Hire! We spent three days on the Whanganui River and from start to finish our experience was excellent. The business runs like a well oiled machine! The family who own and run it are all lovely and went over and above to provide us with the best service possible. Upon arrival we... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As kiwi's with two teens we try to include a little bit of adventure on our holidays. We booked the Whanganui River 5 day trip for over Christmas early, & then researched the companies that hire canoes etc. for the trip. Taumarunui Canoe Hire were awesome, good, friendly, informative communication from the beginning, great gear & allowing us to camp... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This family-run operation was superb from start to finish. Beginning with the offer of freedom camping on their property before and after our journey, Karen and Ronnie and their team couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome, informed about canoeing, and get us organised with good-quality gear for our river journey. They met us at the end with delicious... More 

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Hawky69, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, It is so humbling to receive such great feedback. Having people so lovely and so grateful makes sharing our home and our lives with our Canoeists not a job but a lifestyle. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It was early days of my dating and I took the risk of taking my girl to this challenging ride. The location, the room, and welcome was fantastic. The trip was overwhelmingly wonderful but more than anything was the family atmosphere of this beautiful business. Karen and her family delivered more than a perfect holiday experience. With limited holiday time,... More 

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tmncanoehire, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for such a touching review. We work really hard to care for our guests and their needs while they are away from their homes, and having such amazing people to deal with really makes our job worth it. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The team at TCH were brilliant. Great gear, superb hospitality, and an all round brilliant package. We spent 5 days canoeing the Whanganui without any canoe experience. The TCH advice on how to work on the river was spot on and we made it through unscathed (mostly!). We camped on the TCH site the night before. The grounds are spacious... More 

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tmncanoehire, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. With great tourists like yourself, it really helps us love our job. Having a thorough safety briefing really sets you up for an amazing journey ready for anything. More 

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