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Kahutara Canoes is all about people from toddlers to grandparents enjoying themselves on the scenic Ruamahanga River in a way few people have experienced before. Whether you are a couple, school party , social club, family group or team building, we encourage freedom paddling. Kahutara Canoes operates seven days a week river and weather permitting. Risk Analysis and Management System is available on request.
Three self guided river trips are available. Trips vary from 1 1/2 hours up to 5 hours. Stop off for a swim in the summer on the river bank or enjoy a picnic. No age limit. Double canoes available on request.
BBQ available on your return. Instructions and safety procedures provided.
Trips usually start at 10am or 2pm, but times can be arranged to suit. Bookings essential.
But that's not all Kahutara canoes offers its guests. John McCosh, also known as 'Tuatara Ted' Wairarapa's answer to Crocodile Dundee, is an expert professional Taxidermist. All canoe trips include a visit to this unique collection of mounted animals and birds including the Robertson bird collection. These can be seen in a delightful log built display house. Wander around the garden and relax at our picnic tables in peaceful surroundings.