River Trips

 

Coast to Coast Guided River Trips $379 NZD

 

  • Paddle the full 70km length of the Coast to Coast Course
  • Small group size - 1 Instructor to 3 Paddlers
  • Qualified Experienced Instructors
  • Transport to and from Christchurch
  • Hire boats and gear available
  • Registered 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: $379 NZD or $450 NZD if you need to hire a kayak and gear.

 

 

 
November 2017    
Saturday 11th   BOOKED OUT    
Sunday 12th BOOKED OUT    
Wednesday 15th - BOOKED OUT    
Saturday 25th - BOOKED OUT     
Wednesday 29th - THREE SPACES LEFT    
December 2017    
Saturday 2nd - BOOKED OUT    
Sunday 3rd - TWO SPACES LEFT    
Wednesday 6th - ONE SPACES LEFT    
Saturday 16th     
January 2018    
Thursday 4th     
Sunday 7th     
Wednesday 10th     
Saturday 13th     
Sunday 14th     
Saturday 20th    
Saturday 27th     
Wednesday 31st     
February 2018    
Friday 2nd - Travelling Athlete Training Day     
Saturday 3rd    
Monday 5th - Travelling Athlete Training Day - BOOKED OUT    
Tuesday 6th - BOOKED OUT    

  


 

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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.