Guided Run and River Trip Package
Guided Run and River Trip Package
Guided Run and River Trip Package
Guided Run and River Trip Package

Guided Run and River Trip Package

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If you are training for the Coast to Coast then this is definitely for you.

Join our talented Topsport Kayaking and Running Specialists for two days of invaluable on course training. Take a trip with our running guides over the famous Goat Pass Mountain Run route and then be guided down the Waimakariri River with our kayaking team. Coast to Coast training doesn’t get any better than this.

** Please note - The trip on the 11th & 12th of November is the river on the 11th and the run on the 12th. 

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Hi Team, a quick note of appreciation for my guided trips over Goat pass and down the Waimak this week.  Ryan, Dan and Sam couldn't have been more professional or helpful. I would thoroughly recommend these trip to first timers and old timers who want a fresh look at the terrain with the convenience of transport being sorted. 

Andrew McLeod - Run and River Trip December 2021

Trip Details

Day One

Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run

Day One is a trip over Goat Pass. Our trips start at the Otira Foot Bridge – the start of the Coast to Coast run section and we take you through to the Bealey River. Please note we don’t run the final approx 3kms through to Klondyke Corner. This trip is approximately 27kms and includes 900 meters of climbing. This is a full day trip departing from Christchurch at 6am and returning at the end of the day. Return transport from Christchurch is included. 

Day Two

Guided Waimakariri Gorge Trip

Day Two is a trip down the Waimakariri Gorge to Woodstock. This is a 55km paddle and will be approximately 5 to 6 hours of paddling. This trip includes the famous Rock Garden section of the river and the mighty Gorge. This is a full day trip departing from Christchurch at 6.30am and returning at the end of the day. Return transport from Christchurch is included. 

Kayak Hire

Hiring a boat is a great way to try a good multi-sport kayak without the investment just yet. 

Click here to hire a kayak. 

Travelling Athlete Info

If you are travelling from outside of Christchurch to spend some time with us on the river or over the mountain here is some information to help plan you trip.

Download the info here.

Topsport Kayaking Specialists Limited Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy allows clients to reschedule or cancel their booked course or guided trip provided enough notice is given. This policy helps support our small business when there is not enough time to replace a booking if someone cancels their space at short notice. 

Cancelling or rescheduling your course or trip

If for any reason you need to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run, you will receive a refund minus our cancelation fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 days before your Grade II Course, Gorge Trip or Mountain Run. If enough notice is given Topsport Kayaking will gladly re-book your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run to a new available date at no charge. However if you cancel or reschedule your course or trip inside of this time period the full amount is still payable.

We deduct a cancellation fee for ALL courses and guided trips that are cancelled by our clients. Your amount refunded depends on the amount of notice you provide as above.

Our Cancelation fee’s are as follows:

  • Grade II Certificate Course - $149
  • Guided River Trip - $39
  • Guided Run Trip - $27
  • Guided Run/River Combo - $59
  • The Next Level - $63 
  • The Next Step - $49

Cancelling Part of your Grade II Course

If for some reason you are unable to attend a day or days of your kayak course we will try to rebook you with another group, if successful there is an additional cost of $190 per day. There is a no refund for the days missed.

Weather & Flow Conditions

Safety requirements may force us to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run for a number possible of reasons (eg. bad weather, river flow level, wind, etc). If we need to cancel your trip we will contact you as soon as possible. We may be forced to cancel your trip the morning-of or the day prior, if this happens you will be either: 1) Refunded the full amount of your trip fee (minus your booking fee) OR 2) You may choose to re-book to a new date at no additional charge. In exceptional circumstances we may need to cancel your trip after travelling to the start location or even part-way through your trip as conditions change. Typically we decide prior to leaving town but sometimes we make the extra effort to make an important trip take place e.g race week and overseas clients. If this happens there is a minimum cost of $100 pp. Our standards are to cancel are trip using the latest weather and flow resources BEFORE we leave town but occasionally the forecast is incorrect and we do not know until arriving at the start location.

Cancelling your Coast to Coast Kayak Hire Booking

Topsport Kayaking will gladly cancel your Coast to Coast kayak hire booking provided you contact us at least 4 weeks before the hire period. A cancellation charge to the value of 20% of the original hire fee will be deducted. You will be credited back the balance through your original form of payment. If you cancel your hire out of this time period the full amount is still payable.


Any cancellation due to Covid restrictions is to be a credit. 

What if I book now and COVID-19 ruins my plans?

If we have to call a course or trip off due to COVID-19 restrictions within NZ, we'll be happy to reschedule your booking to a later date a no additional charge. When this is not possible we'll issue you with a credit for a future course.

If you are travelling from overseas, we are happy to accept your booking, however we cannot accept any responsibility for your inability to attend due to border / travel restrictions arising as a result from the COVID-19 pandemic. So you'll be subject to our standard cancellation policy. 

The topsport team

Why choose us?

All of the staff here at Topsport have competed in many multisport races at a high level, including the iconic Coast to Coast. We know what it takes to get down the river safely, with the right technology while having a good time. 

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