River Trips


Coast to Coast Guided River Trips $389 NZD


Kathmandu Coast to Coast 2021 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. 


October 2020
Wednesday 21st - Space Available 
Saturday 31st - Space Available 
November 2020
Wednesday 4th - Space Available 
Saturday 7th - Space Available 
Thursday 12th - Space Available 
Saturday 14th - Space Available 
Wednesday 18th - Space Available 
Saturday 21st - Space Available 
Sunday 29th - Space Available 
December 2020
Wednesday 2nd - Space Available 
Saturday 5th - Space Available 
Sunday 6th - Space Available 
Thursday 17th - Space Available  
Saturday 19th - Space Available 
Sunday 20th - Space Available 
January 2021
Tuesday 5th - Space Available
Thursday 7th - Space Available
Sunday 10th - Space Available
Tuesday 12th - Space Available
Saturday 16th - Space Available
Sunday 17th - Space Available
Tuesday 19th - Space Available
Saturday 23rd - Space Available
Sunday 24th - Space Available
Tuesday 26th - Space Available
Saturday 30th - Space Available
Sunday 31st - Space Available
February 2021
Contact us for Dates for International/travelling Athletes 


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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.