Winter paddling around Nelson


I'm coming from Canada to work in Nelson for a couple months over the winter (April-June or July). How's the paddling this time of year, if any? Easy to hook up with other paddlers? How about renting gear? I'm thinking of bringing a drytop and a few other things, but won't have a boat or paddle. I usually paddle class III+ - IV.
Thanks for any help.

cgizzle's picture

hello jo paddling around nelsom is wicked loads of 3+ boating when it rains, however murchison the kayaking capital of the world is only an hour and a half away and has something flowing all the time,send me and e mail as me and a group of guys go boating most weekends, and by the way nelson is an ausome place