Punakaiki Canoes offers rental kayak trips and guided trips into the heart of the Paparoa National Park 1km north of the Pancake Rocks.

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.

Kayaking on the Pororari River is a favorite activity for first time paddlers and families. Many choose to spend an hour or two on the river after they have visited the Pancake Rocks.

They provide lifejackets, wetsuits, booties and waterproof containers for cameras or lunch. All you need to bring is sun hat, sunglasses, camera, swimsuit and towel and warm clothes.


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