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Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours

292 Hikumutu Road | Manawatu / Whanganui region, Taumarunui 3992, New Zealand
+64 800 226 6348
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A well-oiled machine!

What a well-oiled family machine! So glad we chose to use Taumaranui Canoe hire. This family runs a... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
ryanainsworth
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Auckland, New Zealand
Amazing outfitters

Ron and Karen are truly locals of the river, and their operation is like a well-oiled machine. We... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
meg_suz
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Nanyuki, Rift Valley, Kenya
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“safety briefing” (18 reviews)
“juice” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
292 Hikumutu Road | Manawatu / Whanganui region, Taumarunui 3992, New Zealand
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+64 800 226 6348
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

What a well-oiled family machine! So glad we chose to use Taumaranui Canoe hire. This family runs a wonderfully professional operation, while still keeping the welcoming family feel. We really appreciated the hospitality provided to us before and after our Journey. However, the true stand...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Ron and Karen are truly locals of the river, and their operation is like a well-oiled machine. We felt cared for and looked after from start to finish, and appreciated the family atmosphere of the business. We did the three-day journey just before the end...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is so much fun ,we had an amazing tour guide - driver he knew so much about the river its history . he also shared a few funny stories with use about his life in the area . I did enjoy when he spun...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Don't let their friendly, nonchalant attitude fool you, they are incredibly professional and competent. They will rent you as much or as little equipment as you need. The safety briefing is first rate. Oh, and did we mention the scones that were hand delivered on...More

Thank Kurt G
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We did the 4 day paddle from Ohinepane to Pipiriki with a group of 11. Overall we had a wonderful time and the team at Taumaranui canoe was fantastic. Here's a few things we learnt on the trip. If you can take an even number...More

Thank Leanne P
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Hawky69, Owner at Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for your review Leanne, it was awesome to meet your lovely big family. Your advice above is awesome for people looking at doing the Whanganui River Journey. With the Kayaks when you have youth paddling them we put those barrels on the Canadian...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We did what was meant to be the 3 day canoe trip, but it was changed to 4 days due to the road being inaccessible due to flooding. The company was very good at keeping us informed on the road access and said they would...More

Thank Joana A
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We travelled the 4 day, 3 night trip in a group of 5 over Easter. The organization was fantastic and all the family/staff were awesome. We really appreciated Karen’s fresh baking before and after our trip, Jono’s shoulders are impressive and Ron has great banter...More

Thank Michelle Y
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Taumarunui Canoe Hire made our Whanganui River Trip so easy to organise. We turned up grabbed our barrels set up our tent and had a great time. Great safety briefing and made us feel more at ease about going on the river.

Thank Joanna W
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I did the 3 day Whanganui kayaking / canoe trip with 3 friends and had a 2 person canoe and sit on kayak. The emails I sent I got great easy responses until I paid the $50 deposit after which I received a very messy...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We found Taumarunui Canoe Hire to be fantastic to deal with and super accommodating. Being with a larger group there was quite a few plan changes and the team a Taumarunui Canoe Hire where super helpful and reorganized our trip every time someone had to...More

Thank Brent-Palmy-NZ
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bigbaz
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I am not sure if you got my reply as I have not heard from you, however I don't seem have received a copy of it. Please call me on New Zealand 0064 78957483 if you would like to have a chat about your needs.
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