Boat Hire & Transport

Kayak Hire and instruction package - Kathmandu Coast to Coast 2020


ALL OUR BOATS FOR THE 2020 Coast to Coast are now booked. Please contact us to go on our waitlist. 



Cost $1189 NZD 


What is included:

  • Kayak hire for the week including the Coast to Coast event 

  • Kayak hire includes – Airbags and spray deck and additional gear if needed (with the exception of a paddle) 

  • Two full day preparation course with our experienced and qualified coaches on the Coast to Coast river section of the course 

  • Kayak and athlete transport for the preparation course 

  • Kayak transport to and from the kayak transition area’s for the Coast to Coast 

  • Personalised kayak set up and help getting your hydration and nutrition systems sorted

Make the most of your Kathmandu Coast to Coast with Topsport Kayaking. If you haven’t been to New Zealand to paddle before and this race is going to be your first time then hiring a boat from us and completing our race preparation course is an excellent the option. 


Race Preparation Course Overview 


This two-day course is designed for athletes with no or limited paddling experience in New Zealand rivers. If you’re new to kayaking your Grade II Certificate is just the beginning. This preparation course will help you prepare for your biggest kayak adventure yet – The Kathmandu Coast to Coast.  Many international athletes find the river section of the race the most challenging with a number of them not making it through the kayak stage. If you have limited moving water experience then let us help prepare you. You will gain in both confidence and ability over the duration of the two days and by the end of it will have completed the entire Coast to Coast river section. This is a great couple of days on the river and we cannot recommend it enough.



Boat Options Available 


→ Wildabout Shadow

The Shadow is a stable kayak and made of composite material. It is suitable for good novice or intermediate paddlers. It is 5.7 meters long and offers great speed and handling. It is also fitted with an onboard drink system picking up water directly from the river.


→ Barracuda Beachcomber 

The Beachcomber is slightly more stable than the Shadow and is made of special light weight plastic. This is suitable for novices and anyone you doesn't want to compromise their race with a swim. It turns on a dime and has compartments and deck bungys for access to the all important food and drink.


We also have a selection of advanced boats available. Please email us for further details. 


Please email us today for an information pack and to check availability e:



 Transport Only?

Each year we have a limited number of spaces to transport other kayaks. Transport is from Christchurch. A Topsport staff member will deliver your boat to Mt White and then collect it from the Gorge Bridge after you have you finished the paddle section


Cost- $250 NZD


Please email us today for an information pack and to check availability e: