River Trips


Coast to Coast Guided River Trips $389 NZD


2018/19 Dates out Now! 


  • Paddle on the Coast to Coast Course
  • Small group size
  • Qualified Experienced Instructors
  • Transport to and from Christchurch
  • Hire boats and gear available
  • Registered and approved Adventure Activity Operator
  • Coast to Coast Approved 


Email us for an information pack e: info@topsport.co.nz


Topsport Kayaking runs guided trips through the Waimakariri Gorge from November through to February each year. The aim of our guided trip is to introduce you to the Coast to Coast section of the Waimakariri River and help you identify safe effective lines on race day. This paddle is not a time trial; it is a guided educational trip. Our professional team will help you gain the confidence and skills you need to race in the Coast to Coast successfully. Our instructors are qualified and highly experienced. We have been working on this section of river teaching and training athletes for more than 26 years. 


Trip Requirements


You are required to be fit enough to handle 5 to 6 hours of paddling in your kayak. Please ensure you are spending adequate time in your boat training so that you can get the most out of your day on the river. It is a requirement for the trip that you have completed your Grade Two Certificate and are paddling a boat to match your ability.


Weather and River Conditions


Weather and river conditions in the days leading up to and including the day of your trip are very influential. We have strict safety procedures and guidelines regarding weather forecasts and river levels. If the conditions on the day of your scheduled trip are outside these parameters we will be postponing the trip. We use the latest available information from a combination of weather and river data websites along with our experience to make their decision.

Cost: $389 NZD 


If you are travelling from out of town we have kayaks available to hire for $89 for the day. 



November 2018
Saturday 3rd - BOOKED OUT
Saturday 10th - BOOKE OUT
Sunday 11th - BOOKED OUT
Wednesday 14th BOOKED OUT
Thursday 15th - BOOKED OUT
Sunday 18th - BOOKED OUT
Wednesday 21st 1 Space Left
Saturday 24th - BOOKED OUT
Tuesday 27th - BOOKED OUT
Thursday 29th - 2 Spaces Left
December 2018
Saturday 1st - BOOKED OUT
Sunday 2nd BOOKED OUT
Monday 3rd - Woodstock - BOOKED OUT
Tuesday 4th - BOOKED OUT
Wednesday 5th - BOOKED OUT
Saturday 8th - Classic River Race 
Wednesday 19th - BOOKED Out 
Thursday 20th - 2 Spaces Left 
January 2019
Saturday 5th BOOKED OUT
Tuesday 8th - 3 spaces left 
Wednesday 9th BOOKED OUT
Saturday 12th - BOOKED OUT
Sunday 13th - 4 Spaces Left 
Wednesday 16th - 4 spaces left
Saturday 19th - BOOKED OUT
Sunday 20th - BOOKED OUT 
Saturday 26th 
Wednesday 30th 
Friday 1st - Woodstock Trip 
Saturday 2nd 
Monday 4th - Woodstock Trip 
Tuesday 5th - BOOKED



Contact us today to confirm your spot!


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  • We may have other dates available on request so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
  • We offer a discounted price for athletes doing more than one trip.
  • Topsport Kayaking Specialist Limited is a registered Adventure Activity Operator as required by law.