After 5 years of frustration, living in/around Queenstown, watching all the kayaks pass by on car roofs along the highway, yet frequently struggling to make a team of 3 to playboat or run Grade 3+, I have finally resorted to setting up a Facebook Group:
Wakatipu WhiteWater (WWW) is a group for any of the local river professionals (raft / funyak / canyoning / river sperm guides), historic locals that are off the radar, or even tourists passing through Queenstown, to arrange trips and meet up socially.
THIS IS IN NO WAY A CLUB... we are not 'responsible' like clubs. If you want to join a club, join Central Otago Whitewater on Tuesday Meg Nights @6pm @Roaring Meg takeout, Kawarau River. WWW is simply a noticeboard to contact local boaters.