About Us

Puhoi River Canoe Hire is a successful small family business operating from our home, adjacent to the historic Bohemian landing site on the banks of the Puhoi River.

We, New Zealanders, affectionately refer to ourselves as ‘Kiwis’. We are proud of our Kiwi heritage, our family, and our unique outdoor kiwi lifestyle.

On the 29th June 1863 the first 83 Bohemian pioneers from which our family descended were dropped off at Wenderholm and paddled up this meandering waterway by local Maori.

‘Puhoi’ is a Maori name and translates to ‘slow-water’ which refers to the slow gentle tide that ebbs and flows the 8km to Puhoi Village from the sea.

Call Kathy or Cody to book your adventure
phone 09 422 0891 or 027 284 1672

Puhoi Historic Village

We are a Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity,
have resource consent, and are ARC Regional Park Tourist Operator permit holders.

We are members of the Puhoi Business Group, the Matakana Coast Wine Country are 100% Proudly Kiwi owned and operated

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