Punakaiki Canoes offers rental kayak trips and guided 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.


"I've been many glorious places in the world and believe the scenery on our canoe ride today stacks up with or exceeds the beauty of them all - beyond beautiful - spectacular!"
Robin Pinter
Petoluna - California

"Absolutely fantastic afternoon kayaking. Glad we waited until here to go kayaking - the scenery up the gorge was breathtaking and serene. We laughed all the way - especially coming down the 'rapids'. Thanks for an amazing afternoon followed by wonderful coffee."
Alex Murdoch & Rachel Bodiam




Punakaiki Canoes P.O. Box 2 Punakaiki. Ph/Fax 03-7311870. Email info@riverkayaking.co.nz