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Fresh Water Canoeing / Kayaking

Epic river journeys, gentle lake paddles and inland excursions, exploring New Zealand's interior by waterway gives you a fresh perspective on the landscape.

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South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim

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    Save 10% exploring the Wairau Lagoon

    Save money and have fun on an unforgettable eco experience. Will and Rose are passionate about the Wairau Lagoon - the kind of top notch folk we're proud to have caring for our beautiful land.

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    Save 10% at the one stop Whanganui River shop

    Save money and have fun with Joe and his team at Bridge to Nowhere, who cover more bases than a home runner. Water taxi transport for canoeists, mountain bikers and walkers; then a lodge to relax at the end of your adventure. Top Ranked Awards finalist for three years and winner for one.

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    Save 15% rafting or kayaking the Mangaweka River

    Save money and have fun on your water adventures with Paul and Tricia, locals to this cool little DC3 Mangaweka town. A wee treasure - proudly, yet quietly, placed smack bang next to SH1. Shhhhhhh.

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South IslandQueenstown RegionGlenorchy

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    Save 10% paddling the Whanganui River

    Save money and have fun journeying down one of Aotearoa's most beautiful and historically significant rivers (just like those guys in a little film trilogy called Lord of the Rings, you might have heard of it....).

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Traveller Tip

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United Kingdom

If you happen to have access to a kayak, paddle out on Lake Rotoiti to the natural hotsprings. The 45 min paddle is well worth the effort.

South IslandWest CoastPunakaiki