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“haruru falls”(22 reviews)
“great fun”(17 reviews)
“night tour”(2 reviews)
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Nature Cruise With Kayaking to Waterfalls designed for all age's & great value, Perfect for first timers & experienced kayakers. A Safe whitewater experience with lots of wildlife, Boat Cruise, Local history & Great photo opportunities. We cruise on...more
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3 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
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+64 21 266 3315
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All reviewsharuru fallsgreat funnight toursunset cruiselocal wildlifespend an eveningown pacewaitangi riverfantastic hostscool experiencewould highly recommend this tourthe entire tripexcellent guidegreat morninga lot of funsmall groupgreat value for money
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Had a good trip out to the waterfall and the tour guide was very nice to be around - got to kayak right underneath the water was a cool experience

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Thank Omar H
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Had such an amazing time paddle boarding with our instructor Ben. He arranged a pick up from our hostel and took us out with a quick safety talk then off we went!! We were both inexperienced paddleboarders so Ben made sure a few words of...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

If we hadn't called to get directions, we would have never known that they moved the tour up by one hour and we would have missed it entirely. The tour guide, Ben, was really good. The problem was, it was pouring down rain and he...More

2  Thank PagtownFunk69
Reviewed 4 April 2018

A brilliant welcoming into the cruise over to the kayaks and thereon towards the waterfalls - truly an adventure by itself

Thank Sunil K
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had really been looking forward to this tour and booked it on relatively short notice, called several times to reconfirm and was told we were on the night tour as we had requested, received directions and time of departure. Two hours before the tour,...More

Thank r-claire-6
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing early evening kayak along the river into mangroves seeing the local wildlife with our guide Ben who knew his local history. Then the waterfall....We tried to kayak under it and touch the rock face, then kayak along to the left and...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Brilliant experience kayaking along to Haruna Falls during the evening (it's called the night tour, but all the kayak is done as the sunsets so it's still very warm and enjoyable). Captain Ben and kayak-lead Brit were amazing hosts for the group. Lots of chances...More

Thank 627JohnT
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

What an excellent way to explore the beautiful bay of islands! Fun, well qualified and equipped guides! Comes highly recommended! We enjoyed every second of it. The lunch was also amazing! No regrets, no complaints just fun and amazing memories all the way. You get...More

Thank Esneri V
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did this Labour Weekend and absolutely loved it! Ben was a great tour guide, took loads of pictures and gave us copies. You're able to go under the waterfall in these kayaks which was brilliant. Would definitely do it again!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Travelled with friends on a long weekend holiday and had the best experience kayaking up the river to the falls even got to go right uo under the waterfall. Ben our guide was fantastic, very friendly and funny and full of interesting stories and facts...More

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Carly M
12 March 2017|
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Response from julieQ6900EF | Reviewed this property |
not at all. The weather is on a par with Sydney.
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Chelsea B
18 December 2016|
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Response from Ruby S | Property representative |
Hi chelsea! Thanks for your inquiry. Sorry we are not able to provide a tour to the hole in the rock, it is safer to go out to it by boat as it does tend to get a lot of swell out that way.
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Sophiehughesuk
12 November 2016|
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Response from maia r | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I think there were time options.. in our case, we arrived from auckland around 4pm.. we chose the 6pm kayak tour and it ended around 8:30ish.. my husband and i were the worst rowers ever.. it took time for us to reach... More
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