I am planning on travelling to New Zealand (from the UK) as part of my gap year having finished university earlier this year. Currently I am hoping to fly into Queenstown mid November and travel round South Island first, then North Island, leaving at the end of February.
I mainly want to do grade IV rivers, with maybe some III/III+ to warm up on, and potentially try some harder stuff as well.
I am looking for any advice people can give me for this - where to go, which rivers to do, best way to travel (I'll have my kayak with me so this makes travel more difficult), where to stay, any clubs to get involved in. Also, anyone who might be able to do some kayaking with me while I am here.
I am also hoping to do some rock climbing while I am here so if anyone has info on that as well that would be great.
Any info you can give me would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your help!