Kayaking Road Trip


I am an Irish paddler heading on a road trip for the next month starting on the West Coast and heading up to the North Island.

What are the must do rivers in NZ that I cant miss??

Also looking for paddlers to join up with to do these rivers.

I want to paddle a couple of grade 4 at first and then some 5 once I have warmed up and got my paddling groove back!

If anyone has a fave run they would like to share with me let me know and lets go paddling!!

So far in NZ have done the Waikaia, Rangitata gorge, Totara, Lower Kakapotahi and Lower Toaroha.

Happy Paddling
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tom_b's picture

Hi, hopefully I'll be heading over to Hokitika tomorrow afternoon for a week or so if you're around? Also there's paddlers staying in the Hokitika Holiday Park at the moment. I'll txt when I get over there.

Must do: Hokitika river is easily the best run in NZ with awesome rapids through amazing gorges, but you need a strong team and will have to wait for lower flows.

Cheers, Tom 0210 464 520

george.kayak's picture

If you see a green Nissan Cefiro with 2 mountain bikes and a blue Liquidlogic Huck on the roof thats me so say hello!