Guided Instruction

Guided instruction on the North Island’s most iconic rivers

Guided Instruction:
1 on 1 private instruction – $449 Full Day / $249 Half Day

Available Dates;
Apon Request

Kaituna River (Control gates to above Troutpool falls)
Wairoa River (All Sections)
Rangitaiki River (Jeff’s Joy)
Tongariro River (Access 10)

Let us show you down all of the most iconic rivers of the central North Island of New Zealand privately one on one, or in a group. We will take care of all logistics and guide you down our favourite local runs. Perfect for travelling kayakers who want to be shown the local lines, and learn some of the more advanced tips and tricks along the way.
Give us a call, and we can organise a customised trip for you and your team.

Kaituna Confidence Courses
(Intermediate to Advanced)

2-Day Intermediate to Advanced Course
One on One- $899
Two or more- $599 Per Person

Available course dates;
November – 26th/27th
December – 10th/11th
January – 13th/ 14th
January – 28th/29th
February – 11th/12th
February – 25th/26th
March – 11th/12th
March – 25th/26th

  • Kaituna River (commercial section, gates to above Trout Pool Falls)
  • Wairoa River
  • To participate in this course you must complete at least one of our ‘The next step’ courses, be able to demonstrate competency another way (such as a video of you kayaking the above named river section), or make a prior visit to us so we can assess your skill level to ensure it’s sufficient.
  • It is mandatory to have the correct PFD with the following equipment: rescue harness with quick release, 3 x locking carabiners, 3 x 1m prusik cords, at least 15m throw bag, 2 x 3-4m tubular webbing slings, a whistle, a watch, at least one airbag (unless participating in our expedition course). If you require any of this gear, let us know. 
  • This course will have a larger river rescue component including but not limited to: advanced throw bag skills and techniques, rope systems, portage techniques, foot entrapment rescue, improvised harnesses, live bait situations.
  • Hand rolling.
  • Risk management.
  • Correct protocol for contacting emergency services.
  • How to use, and when not to use. an Eperb/Spot/SOS.
  • Kayaking specific first aid. 

    This course is also ideal for kayakers who are running these rivers already and want to learn some advanced tricks and techniques to help progress and push themselves further on familiar sections, such as:
  • Head dipping
  • Lean boofing
  • Free wheels
  • Cartwheels
  • Advanced surfing techniques
  • Front loops
  • Catching micro eddies
  • Flat spins

Let us know what you want to do and how many people you are, we can design a custom course that suits you, your team and your abilities.

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