|ABOUT US||TOURS||COURSES||HOW TO FIND US||SAFETY||CONTACT US|
This short stretch of river to Auckland's north has had a long and interesting history of human interaction. The Wenderholm area had been inhabitated for close to 1000 years by Maori, and was the focal point of a historic peace treaty between warring tribes.
The settlement at Puhoi was started in 1863 by a group of European immigrants from Bohemia (now Czech Republic). While the area is now easily accessible to Auckland via State Highway 1, in the early days of its settlement the river at high tide provided the only means of passage. Many of the pioneering buildings remain for you to explore.
This is a three-hour trip, perfect for experiencing the river with the family or a group of friends.
The time is spent paddling up from Wenderholm Regional park to the Puhoi historical settlement, exploring the mangrove's along the way
No previous experience is necessary, but a reasonable level of mobility & fitness is required.
Tours are run in fair weather conditions.
This tour is suitable for children 11 years and over, although younger children are welcome if the conditions are suitable (each child must be accompanied by an adult unless with a school group).
All kayaking equipment is supplied, you'll just need your walking gear, lunch and a camera.
All kayaking and safety equipment
Stable sea kayaks or sit-on-top kayaks are used.
All tuition from our experienced qualified kayak guides
A guaranteed great time!
What to Bring?School or Business Groups - Please contact us for a quote.
An adventurous spirit
Warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc - avoid wearing cotton.
Jandals (Thongs), an old pair of trainers - avoid bulky footwear
A big smile for the camera!
Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.
This tour operates throughout the summer in fair weather conditions.
Meeting location is at Wenderholm Regional Park boat ramp
Please contact Canoe & Kayak Ltd if you are in any doubt as to whether it will be running.
WANT TO GO KAYAKING IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS?
PLEASE CALL 09 476 7066